Puff-puff is a Nigerian snack; it’s fluffy, spongy and simply delicious. My toddler is a picky eater, I recently noticed he likes this snack. When served at events and functions, he refuses everything else and eats only puff-puff. So I’ve had to learn how to make it by force o! See the recipe below.
1 ½ Cups Luke warm water
2 teaspoons yeast
3 tablespoons sugar
2 cups white flour
¼ teaspoon salt
4 cups vegetable oil
- Mix water and sugar in a large bowl.
- Sprinkle yeast over water and leave for 5 minutes to soften. Mix in yeast and leave for another 10 minutes until it begins to get foamy.
- Stir salt and flour into yeast mixture. Beat well to make a smooth batter.
- Cover with a towel and leave to rise for at least 2 hours. You can leave it for longer if you wish.
- When you are ready to fry, heat your oil in a large cast iron or heavy pot until it’s about 350 degrees. Beat down the batter to break up air bubbles. Take a small amount of batter about the size of a golf ball or smaller in the front of your fingers. Holding your hand over the oil and being careful not to touch the oil, push the batter off your hand into the pot with your thumb. It should form a round ball in the oil and rise to the top.
- Fry the puff-puff for about 3 minutes on each side turning when they are browned. Remove from pot and drain in paper towel.
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