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DIY Recipes How to make puff puff at home

Puff puff, arguably the most popular 'street food' in Nigeria can be enjoyed in the comfort of your home. Find out how.

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Many puff puff lovers don't know how to make it, even though it is really easy to make.

I guess it's because it is seen as something we buy on the street corner, rather than a homemade snack.

Here is how to make puff puff at home:

What you need:

- Flour (about one kg)

- Yeast (20 grams)

- Nut meg

- Water

- Pinches of salt and sugar

- Vegetable oil

(Note, you can double or reduce the ingredients to suit your needs according to the quantity you want to make)

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How to:

1. Pour the flour, yeast, nut meg and salt into a mixing bowl.

2. Slowly add enough water into the bowl while mixing it to create a thick and smooth batter.

Puff puff batter play

Puff puff batter



3. Cover the mixture and leave to rise for about 50 minutes.

4. Put a large pot or pan on the cooker, set the heat to medium and heat up the vegetable oil till it's very hot.

5. Scoop some of the mixture with your hand and put the ball of batter in oil. Do this till the pot is full.

Puff puff frying in sizzling oil play

Puff puff frying in sizzling oil

Golden brown puff puff play

Golden brown puff puff


6. Fry till the balls of puff puff are evenly brown on all sides.

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