African Puff Puffs

Prep time: 1 h 40 mins
Cook time: 3-5 minutes per batch, about 20-30 minutes
Total time: 2 hours or so
Servings: 6-8
Cuisine: African
Recipe Info

1 cup of warm water
1 Egg
Ata Rodo or Blended dry Pepper
2¼ t dry yeast
¼ cup sugar
1 medium Onion, finely diced (Optional)
Pinch of salt
3 cups flour
½ t Nutmeg
½ t Cinnamon
Vegetable or Canola Oil

Add flour, salt, sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, yeast, dry pepper, and flour in a bowl, mix together. This is the type of yeast that you can add directly to your flour, without proofing in warm water. Add your egg, and mix it in the flour, while gradually adding warm water. Place the mixture in a warm place i.e your warm oven or warm microwave. Keep it there to rise for about and 1 hour 30 minutes. It will double in size. If it doesn’t, it means something is wrong with your yeast. Pour the vegetable or canola oil in a deep pan, and place on medium heat. Add the finely diced onion now, if using. It gives a nice flavor, but it is optional. Splash a few drops of water in to test how hot the oil is. Now scoop the mixture with your fingers, or a decent sized spoon, if preferred, and transfer to the pan of oil. Getting perfect round puff puffs is an art… I’m not quite there yet. Fry batch by batch so that you don’t overcrowd the pan. Flip it when it starts to get brown, until it is a nice golden brown. Transfer from the pan to plate lined with paper towels to drain the oil! Enjoy them while they are nice and warm!

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