In honor of Nigeria’s independence month, day of October 1st, we are sharing some Nigeria food, and snacks! We are super proud Nigerians, and we eat Nigerian food every day even though we do not display the recipes quite often! We were born and raised in Nigeria for some parts of our lives and we carry much of that culture with us; in the food we eat, clothes we wear, and language as well!
Today’s feature is puff puff! A very famous Nigerian snack, we (Sandra and I) love to eat! It can be eaten as breakfast as well, with tea, coffee or any drink of your choice! One of the things I love about this snack is it’s simplicity in the ingredients and making.
- 2 Cups of whole wheat flour
- 2 teaspoons of active yeast
- 3 tablespoon of sugar
- 2 teaspoon of nutmeg powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 2 cups of Warm water
- Enough oil used for deep frying
- Mix the warm water and the yeast. Let the yeast be for 5 minutes.
- Mix the dry ingredients together: Whole wheat flour, sugar, nutmeg, salt
- After 5 minutes, mix the yeast mixture with the dry ingredients thoroughly. The mixture should be in a thick batter consistency.
- Cover the batter with a plastic sheath, and leave it be for 30 minutes for the yeast to work its magic!
- After 30 minutes, you will notice the mixture is puffed up like that in the picture below. This means the batter is ready to be fried.
- Put a pot or a very deep frying pan on fire, and pour in enough oil for deep frying (around 3 inches).
- Bring warm water that will be used to deep the hand when frying, so the batter won’t stick.
- Once the oil is heated up, start the frying process. Deep your hand into the warm water, and bring it out. Then place your hand into the batter, and take a bit it, rotating the hand in a circular motion to round the batter before carefully dropping it into the heated oil. (Try and be careful during this process to avoid splash back from the oil).
- Continue putting this batter into the oil, in the manner described above until you deem there is no room for more (as seen in the picture below).
- Let them fry until they turn golden brown. Turn the puff around for the other side to get fried as well. (Some of them refuse to turn most of the time LOL).
- After the frying, you are done! You have yourself a delicious snack to eat!
I may be drooling while writing up this post! I just love puff puff that much, haha! I really really hope you try this Nigerian snack out and tell us what you think! As delicious as we know this snack is, we encourage you to eat with moderation to reduce the negative effects of the oil! As always, thanks for stopping by, and reading!
Tell us what you think about puff puff! have you heard of it before? Are you aware of some other Nigerian snacks? What are your country’s snacks? All of these we would love to know!
Bye for now!