Puff Puff as it is called in Nigeria, is a common traditional street food/snack that is quite similar to a doughnut or a Beignet for the French . In Ghana, West Africa it is called ‘Bofrot’. Puff puff can be eaten as a snack alone or served with a sweet sauce.

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•   3 1/2  cups all-purpose flour
•   2 1/2  teaspoon active dry yeast
•   1-cup sugar 
•   ½ teaspoon salt
•   ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
•   Canola oil for deep-frying (or vegetable oil)
•   2 cups lukewarm water


  1. Dissolve salt, sugar and yeast in the lukewarm water. Set aside for 7 minutes
  2. Gradually add yeast mixture to flour and mix till flour is fully incorporated. Cover with a lid or clean cloth and set aside to allow the dough to rise for 2 hours. The dough will triple in size.
  3. Once the dough has risen, heat oil for deep-frying. Using your hands or a spoon, scoop desired amount into oil. The raw dough will be sticky and should rise to the surface of the oil. Fry till golden brown.

If desired, sprinkle a little sugar on the puff puff after frying and serve.

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Bon appetite!