Puffies (Nigerian Puff Puff)

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Good old puff puff. I still remember eating this Nigerian street snack along with Buns which I am yet to do a post on. I have  also made these puffies with pepper and onion and as spicy as they were, I could not stop eating them.

Have you ever seen the hawkers in Nigeria with a small show glass on their heads carrying egg rolls, buns and puffpuff? Growing up in Nigeria, I bought so many egg rolls and puff puffs from them. These Savory and sweet things are some of what we call Nigerian “small chops”

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My ajebutter 2 lives for puffies, he can eat them by the dozens. I remember once we were in  church and My Aunty gave him some puffies and he had about two in each hand and one in his mouth; and chewing away. As the school year resumes, I will have to resume making some for him for snack time along with some of my Nigerian meat pie  for Ajebutter1. I shall also be sharing some of my ajebutters favorite things to eat; which are not really too difficult to make. I actually enjoy playing with ideas which I live for when they actually like them.

As I type this post, we all have slightly greasy hands from eating puffies 🙂 Oh team #fitfam I am so slacking with this diet thing 🙂

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Anyway, here we go

 

Puffies (Puff Puff)
 
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Serves: 9
Ingredients
  • 2 cups of all purpose or wheat flour
  • ⅛ tsp paprika(optional)
  • ½ cup of sugar(add more if you would like more sugar)
  • 2-1/4 tsps yeast (about ¼ oz)
  • 1-1/2 cups luke warm milk or water(eye ball the liquids)
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ½tsp vanilla
  • ¼ tsp of cinnamon or cinnamon sugar(for garnishing)
  • half of a very small onion(a little trick I learnt)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • oil for deep frying
Instructions
  1. Sift the flour. Mix with all the dry ingredients. Make a well in the middle of the flour and gradually pour the milk into the well and mix with the flour(please eye ball the water/milk as you mix). The mixture will be really soft. Cover with a cheese cloth or a clean kitchen towel and set it in a warm place for about 45minutes to rise.
  2. Heat up some oil until 350 degrees, add some onion to heat up and fry with the oil; then with a table spoon or bigger drop little balls of the risen dough to fry for about 3-5 minutes on each side
  3. Serve with a sprinkle of cinnamon or cinnamon sugar
Notes
To keep the dough from sticking to the spoon make sure to dip the spoon in some warm water before scooping balls of the dough

Puffies (Puff Puff)
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Author:
Serves: 9
Ingredients
  • 1½ cup of all purpose or wheat flour
  • ⅛ tsp paprika(optional)
  • ¼ cup of sugar
  • 1½ tsps active dry yeast
  • 1 and .5 cups luke warm milk or water(eye ball the liquids)
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ½tsp vanilla
  • ¼ tsp of cinnamon or cinnamon sugar(for garnishing)
  • half of a very small onion(a little trick I learnt)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • oil for deep frying
Instructions
  1. Sift the flour. Mix with all the dry ingredients. Make a well in the middle of the flour and gradually pour the milk into the well and mix with the flour(please eye ball the water/milk as you mix). The mixture will be really soft. Cover with a cheese cloth or a clean kitchen towel and set it in a warm place for about 45minutes to rise.
  2. Heat up some oil until 350 degrees, add some onion to heat up and fry with the oil; then with a table spoon or bigger drop little balls of the risen dough to fry for about 3-5 minutes on each side
  3. Serve with a sprinkle of cinnamon or cinnamon sugar
Notes
To keep the dough from sticking to the spoon make sure to dip the spoon in some warm water before scooping balls of the dough

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