Puff Puff is a very popular snack in Nigeria. There are several varieties of puff puff. Nigerian puff puff is deep-fried and it is similar to Ghanian bofrot. It is soft, spongy, fluffy, easy to make and requires just a few ingredients. The basic ingredients required to make a sweet and fluffy puff puff include Flour, sugar, yeast, nutmeg, vegetable oil or sunflower oil, salt (optional) and water.
It is usually eaten as breakfast, starters or snacks. In most Nigerian parties, you can almost be sure that puff puff will be served as an appetizer. It is eaten at any time, anywhere….that’s how much Nigerians love this snack.
Preparation Time; 2 hours
Cook time; 20 minutes
Total time; 2 hours 20 minutes
1 cup of warm water
3 cup flour
2 1/4 teaspoon active dry yeast
1/4 to 1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg (optional)
Oil for deep frying
In a medium bowl add warm water, salt, sugar, and yeast. Set aside for 5 minutes.
Add flour and nutmeg ( if using). Mix well until fully incorporated
Set the mixture in a warm place and let it rise or double in size for approximately 1 hour or more.
In a large saucepan pour vegetable oil until it is at least 7 centimeter high, place on medium heat until oil is hot.
The dough is going to be sticky so use your hand to grab a little bit of the mixture at a time and drop in the oil. Do not overcrowd the frying pan, if you do it will absorb excess oil and sometimes make it soggy.
Fry for few minutes until the bottom side is golden brown, flip over and fry for some minute until golden brown.
Remove from heat and place on a paper towel to drain excess oil.