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Puff Puff
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
 
A West African street food that’s easy to make with different variations. Often eaten as a snack or appetiser. Tasty!
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Nigerian
Servings: 4 people
Ingredients
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 2 1/4 tsp dry active yeast
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp ginger powder optional
Instructions
  1. Mix all the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, salt, nutmeg, ginger & allspice) together. I usually add my yeast in at the same time as well. If your yeast is in the tiny pebble form, you can dissolve in water for a few minutes before adding to allow the yeast start working quicker.
  2. Add the water (use lukewarm water) in small quantities, and combine thoroughly with your hand. The mix will not be as thick as pastry dough, but should be thicker than
  3. Cover the mix with clear wrap and leave in a warm place to allow the mix to rise. I have had a lot of trouble with my mix rising during the winter months, so here’s what I do. I heat my oven to the lowest temperature, which is 170F/77C, I then let it cool down slightly (ideal temperature for yeast is between 105-110F/41-43C) and I place my mix into the oven. After about an hour it should be almost double in size, and the mix should be spongy.
  4. See frying tips at NaijaChef
Recipe Notes

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