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.
• 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
- Dissolve salt, sugar and yeast in the lukewarm water. Set aside for 7 minutes
- 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.
- 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.