Tuesday, 6 March 2012

How to make puff puff

Puff puff is a wonderful snack which doesn't require anything fancy. Its quite similar to the popular Nigerian Buns but more oily and less densely packed. It is also very easy to make and the ingredients can be found almost in every kitchen. The perfect puff puff is usually soft on the outer & inner part. Homemade puff puff is usually a delightful breakfast and with a hot cup of tea it's sure to make your day ;).

Nigerian Puff Puff recipe
• Prep Time: 25 minutes
• Cook Time:10 minutes
• Total Time: 35 minutes

• Wooden Spatula (For Mixing)
• A medium sized mixing bowl
• Frying Pan

• 250g Plain flour
• 1 tbsp Yeast
• 2 Eggs
• 150 ml Warm water
• 4 tbsp Sugar
• A pinch of Salt
• Vegetable oil for deep frying

Step 1: Pour the yeast into the bowl of warm water and set aside for about 10 minutes

Step 2:
In a different bowl, mix the sugar and plain flour together. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and then pour the yeast mixture into it - Mix

Step 3: Add the whisked egg into it and with a spatula, mix the batter till it has a thick consistency

Step 4: Cover the mixture and set aside for another 10 minutes to rise

Step 5: In a frying pan, heat the oil on medium heat. Once the oil gets hot, scoop small balls into the hot oil with a table spoon or with the hollow of your hand

Step 6: Fry for about 3 mins on both sides till golden brown, then drain out and leave to cool.

-Serve with a cold drink or hot tea

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  1. Hi! Would you ever serve puff-puff with a side of something? Perhaps a dip - jam or chocolate? Or is there a particular Nigerian fruit which would go well with them? Also, your photo looks like they have sugar sprinkled on top, is that usual?
    Many thanks.

    1. Hi caroline! To be creative, i could serve it with chocolate dip. Jam would also go well with it. its not unusual to serve puff puff with sugar sprinkled over it as i actually love mine with sugar but most people prefer theirs without it.

  2. Pls ma i need recipes and the how to make eggroll

    1. Hi Anon! please call me Dobby. Ma makes me feel old....lolz! Would put up a recipe soon aii' :)

  3. I just luv u dobby,just discovered this blog today n believe me I have made three dishes frm here already.tanx a lot

  4. Pls also high light on how to add pepper to the puff

    1. normal puff puff has no pepper in it though some people (very very few) spice it up by adding chili pepper to the batter before frying.

  5. I just luv u dobby,just discovered this blog today n believe me I have made three dishes frm here already.tanx a lot

    1. Yayy!!! Thanks for the feedback lawyergirl :)

  6. I followed your recipe and my puff puff came out very nice, the only problem is that my batter doesnt rise and double in size after leaving it for 45min, could it be that am not using enough yeast. thanks

    1. Hi Anon, the problem could be from the type of yeast used. Did u use warm water or cold water?

  7. Hi, is it possible to bake puff puff? maybe on parchement paper?

    1. hi Anon!
      No it's not possible to bake puff puff. it needs to be deep fried.


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