Africa has a number of wonderful and scrumptious snacks derived from it’s eclectic mix of Cultures and Traditions. Today we shall be learning a really great recipe for the Quintessential West African Snack, Puff-Puff.
In Nigeria, Puff-Puff is a MUST during celebrations; Weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and any other thing people care to celebrate. It is everyone’s favorite snack before the main meal is served. There is a popular joke/proverb that says any wedding party that doesn’t serve Puff-Puff and Jollof rice, the wedding probably won’t last LOL!
Puff-Puff as a traditional African snack has various names across the continent. For instance, it is called bofrot in Ghana, mikate in Congo, beinye in Cameroon, and ligemat in Sudan or kala in Liberia. The prominence of this delicacy stretches even to the Eastern and Southern parts of the motherland, where it is mostly known as Mandazi.
Puff-puffs are made usually of dough containing flour, yeast, sugar, butter, salt, water and eggs. It is deep fried in vegetable oil to a golden brown color.
After frying, puff puffs can be rolled in sugar, (according to personal preference). Puff-Puffs can be eaten plain, or with any other addition. For instance, Cameroonians enjoy puff puffs with beans, coffee, and other beverages for breakfast.
Nigerian food blogger Sisi Yemmie has an amazing recipe to achieve a flawless finger licking good Puff-Puff. Watch here;
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