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Nigerian Puff Puff African Desserts

Follow these simple instructions to create delicious little Nigerian Puff Puffs, a sweet treat for everyone.

A traditional Nigerian delicacy like a deep-fried doughnut.  A “must have” snack when preparing food for parties, these Nigerian Puff Puff pasties can be served as an appetizer or dessert with any main course.

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Nigerian Puff Puffs, A Sweet Treat

Follow these simple instructions to create delicious little Nigerian Puff Puffs, a sweet treat for everyone.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Nigerian

Ingredients

  • 2 cups warm water
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast 1 packet
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1⁄2 – 3⁄4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • Oil for deep frying

Instructions

  1. Mix salt, sugar, water, and yeast. Set aside for 5 minutes.
  2. Add flour and mix.
  3. Let the mixture rise for approximately 1-2 hours.
  4. In a large, sauce pan pour vegetable oil into a pot, until it is at least 3 inches (or about 5 centimeters) high (too little will result in flatter balls), and place on low heat.
  5. Test to make sure the oil is hot enough by putting a ‘drop’ of batter into the oil. If it is not hot enough, the batter will stay at the bottom of the pot rather than rising to the top.
  6. When the oil is hot enough, use a spoon to dish up the batter, and another spoon or spatula to drop it in the oil, sort of in the shape of a ball.
  7. Fry for a few minutes until the bottom side is golden brown.
  8. Turn the ball over and fry for a few more minutes until the other side is golden brown.
  9. Use a large spoon to take it out of the oil. Place them on napkins right away to soak up some of the excess oil.
  10. If desired, you can roll the finished product in table sugar or powdered sugar to make it sweeter