Nigerian puff puff is a dough, deep-fried and presented with a spicy sauce. A real West-African delicacy! Similar to South-African “vetkoek”, this dough is quite stiff and you will be able to shape it by hand and make perfect little balls. It is sweeter though than any other I have tasted.
Preparation time: 2 Hours
Cooking time: 30 minutes
375ml Lukewarm water
40g Fresh yeast (dissolved into the water) / 3 tsp Instant dry yeast
500g All purpose Flour
1 tsp of salt
400ml Sunflower oil for deep frying
1. In a mixing bowl, add the lukewarm water and yeast together. Allow it to stand for 5 minutes.
2. Sift the flour over the water, then add the sugar and salt last.
3. Mix well by hand until a firm ball forms. Cover with a clean cloth and allow to proof (rise) for 2 hours.
4. Add the sunflower oil to a medium size saucepan and preheat to 165°C (325°F).
5. Shape small size balls by hand, add to the oil and turn occasionally.
6. Remove from the heat and present with a spicy sauce.