How to Make Puff-Puffs: A Nigerian Pastry Snack
A Delicious Snack
Puff-puffs are a very popular and tasty Nigerian snack. They are easy and inexpensive to make, as they don't require either eggs or milk, yet they taste delicious. Puff-puffs can be enjoyed as a snack or even as a meal. For breakfast, serve them with coffee, tea or choco drink. For lunch, serve them with soda or iced tea. Enjoy!
- 2 cups multi-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon yeast
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 scotch bonnet, blended
- 1/4 nutmeg, shaved
- In a bowl, combine the yeast, sugar and warm water. Cover with foil paper for 3 to 5 minutes to proof the yeast. It should rise and look very creamy.
- In a separate bowl, mix all of the dry ingredients (sugar, nutmeg and flour).
- Add the proofed yeast to the dry ingredients and mix.
- Add water to the mixed ingredients to make a batter (not too thick or too watery). Mix thoroughly until it is very smooth.
- Add the diced onions and pepper and fold it into the batter. Cover it with foil paper and allow it to rise for about 2 hours.
- Using your hand or a small ice-cream scoop, cut and mold small portions of the batter and drop them into a deep-fryer. Deep-fry till brown. Regulate the heat to avoid burning.
- Serve hot or cold.
A tasty variation is the banana puff-puff. For this variation, fold mashed banana into the batter before you cover it with the foil paper and allow it to rise. The rest of the recipe is the same.