Savoury Puff Puff

Puff-puff is a snack commonly eaten across the western part of African and mainly Nigerians. It’s a party starter served in any formal and informal occasion. They are small round pastry deep fried in oil, and the after taste makes one long for more.

When I was a teenager, I loved buying puff-puff after school which was sold by the roadside vendors or after shopping in Ikotun market, Lagos, Nigeria where they sold hot steaming small balls of this treats always. Before the invention of “small chops”, puff-puff has always been a roadside treat and it’s one of Lagosians favourite roadside snack or meal to some (as most of my childhood reminisced around the events in Lagos

Aside from puff-puff, they also sold; buns, akara, fried yam, fried potatoes, doughnuts and fish roll. We will write a blog post on our favourite Nigerian street food on the site, make sure to check out for it when we get to it.

Puff puff is a snack commonly eaten across the western part of African and mainly Nigerians. It’s a party stater served in any I formal and formal occasion. They are small round pastry deep fried in oil, The after taste makes one longs for more.

List Of Items

  • All purpose flour
  • Salt
  • Yeast
  • Sugar
  • Cinnamon (optional)
  • Nutmeg (optional)
  • Warm water
  • Vegetable oil

Utensils List

  • Spatula/turner
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Small mixing bowl
  • Strainer
  • Laddle strainer
  • Deep frying pan.
  1. In a small bowl , add yeast and half a cup of warm water and whisk together. Set aside to activate for 5- 10min
  2. In the large bowl, add dry ingredients and mix well. Making sure all items are fully incorporated.
  3. Make a well in the centre of the mixture and add the yeast water to the well.
  4. Using a spatula or a hand mixer and mix inside out, add little water until you get a porridge consistency.
  5. Cover the bowl with cling film or a kitchen table cloth and set aside for 2-3hrs to rise
  6. Place the deep fryer pan on the stove
  7. Add the vegetable oil up to 2/3 of the pan and heat up on medium to high heat for 3min.
  8. Once the oil is hot enough
  9. Using you hands to mould the mixture into balls and drop in the oil without cluttering.
  10. Fry for 5min with regulated heat until it’s golden brown.
  11. Used an frying strainer to takeout the fried puffs from the oil and place on a clean kitchen towel to sip oil.
  12. Continue until the mix is fried and served hot or warm with a glass of cold Zobo.

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