Puff puff contains flour, yeast, sugar, salt, water and other ingredients depending on the recipe and region. The pastry is deep-fried and rolled in sugar or dipped in hot sauce depending on preference. In West Africa, people typically accompany puff puff with some Beans curry and west African pepper sauce.
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Main Course
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Resting time 1hour
Total Time 1hour30minutes
Author Jayne Rain
500gall-purpose flour(sifted to remove any lumps)
500mlof warm water
150 ggranulated sugar
1/2 teaspoonsea salt
1ltvegetable oil(or enough for deep-frying)
In a large mixing bowl, add the warm water, sugar, salt, and yeast. Give a quick mix.
Meanwhile, add the flour to the yeast mixture and mix thoroughly with a whisk or a wooden spoon for 5 minutes or until you achieve a smooth lump-free batter.
Cover the mixing bowl with a plastic wrap and set aside in a warm place to rise for about 1 ½ hours.
In a large saucepan, heat the vegetable oil. Taste if the oil is hot enough by dipping in a tip of a wooden skewer. If it sizzles, the oil is ready.
Scoop enough batter to fit in your palm and squeeze a little batter at a time through your thumb and your index finger into the hot oil. Repeat the procedure for the remaining mixture. Make sure you do not overcrowd the pan. Turn continuously to make sure that they cook evenly on both sides and develop an even brown color. It will take a few minutes. Fry in batches.
Alternatively, you can use an ice cream scoop or a spoon to scoop the batter. Just dip the spoon in cold oil before scooping. It ensures a smooth release of the mixture.
Use a large spoon to remove the puff puff from the frying pan. Place them on a kitchen napkin to soak up the excess oil.
If the oil is not hot enough, the puff puff will stick to the bottom of the frying pan and not puff well.
Use a large mixing bowl because the batter is going to double in size during proofing.
Puff Puff (Mandazi Ya Maji) https://jayne-rain.com/puff-puff-recipe/ July 4, 2018