The Nigerian soft puff puff is a very popular snack in Nigeria. It is so easy to prepare with very little ingredients but the cooking techniques must be followed to achieve desired result. I promise you that this, tastes exactly like the street side puff puff you enjoy and long for. You can serve it with beverages or fried fish.
Prep time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Meal type: Snack
Misc: Serve hot
150g of flour
50g of sugar
250ml of lukewarm water
1 tsp. of yeast
Vegetable oil (for deep frying)
1/2 tsp. of ground nutmeg
A pinch of salt
In a bowl, add the sugar, water and yeast.
Mix it all together and set aside for 10 minutes until it becomes frothy.
In another bowl, pour in the sieved flour, add the nutmeg and mix thoroughly.
Pour in the liquid mix in the first bowl into the thoroughly mixed flour and blend together until it is smooth without lumps. Cover with a clean cloth and set aside for one hour allowing the dough to proof.
Remove the cloth after an hour. You will notice a doubling in the size of the dough. Heat up oil in a deep pot or pan (take note, if the pot is not deep enough and filled with oil, you will have flat puff puffs). Scoop the dough into your washed hand. With your thumb and index finger shaped into a small “O”, squeeze the dough through the small “O” into the hot oil to give you perfectly shaped puff puffs. Oops!
So sorry I missed photographing this trick. lol. Fry on both sides till golden brown.