Puff Puff


Puff Puff

Serves 3-4
Prep time 2 hours, 5 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 2 hours, 15 minutes
Meal type Appetizer, Snack, Starter
Misc Child Friendly, Pre-preparable
Region Nigerian


  • 128g self rising flour/All purpose flour (sieved)
  • 1/2 heaped tablespoon dry instant yeast
  • 50g sugar
  • 1/8 tablespoon salt
  • 2 pinches nutmeg (grated)
  • vegetable oil
  • 150ml water (lukewarm (43 degree C))


puff puff fries really fast, so pay attention and never leave it unattended.

when frying the next batch reduce the gas heat before dropping in the mix and then increase back.This will stop the second batch from frying faster as the temperature of the oil must have increased more.


Step 1
measure and sieve the flour into a deep bowl
Step 2
add yeast
Step 3
add sugar
Step 4
add nutmeg
Step 5
mix properly
Step 6
add salt and mix well
Step 7
use a kitchen thermometer if possible to be sure the water is not too hot but between 43 to 43.5 degree celsius to avoid killing the yeast before it begins its work
Step 8
add the lukewarm water bit by bit while mixing with your hand.
Step 9
mix to a smooth consistency
Step 10
the mixture should look like this. Not too thick and not too runny. just in-between.
Step 11
Cover the bowl and keep in a warm place (not hot). for exactly 2hrs.
Step 12
After 2 hours, the mixture should have tripled in size with air bubbles showing on-top
Step 13
see how the inner mixture looks,when you run your hands through.
Step 14
mix with your hand to reduce the mixture
Step 15
line a sieve with kitchen roll to soak up any excess oil
Step 16
heat up the vegetable oil in a deep pan.The oil should be enough to deep fry.
Step 17
start scooping the mixture with your hands.it should look like this
Step 18
wait for the oil to heat up and drop in the scooped mixture
Step 19
if the oil is hot enough, the puff puff should pop up immediately you drop it in. if this does not happen, it means the oil is not hot enough.
Step 20
fry until golden brown and put in the kitchen roll lined sieve


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