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Homemade Nigerian Puff. Puff

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Nigerian Puff Puff are irresistibly delicious, easy to prepare, and served great as an appetizer or dessert with any main course. Puff-Puff is a popular Nigerian deep-fried snack that’s similar to beignets and doughnuts.

Ingredients

  • 1¼ cups water
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • ¼ cup plus 1 teaspoon granulated sugar, divided
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the water, yeast, and 1 teaspoon sugar and whisk gently. Cover the bowl and set aside for about 6 minutes, until foamy.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, remaining ¼ cup sugar, salt, and nutmeg.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and whisk until no lumps remain. Cover the bowl and set aside for 1 hour.
  4. Fill a deep, wide pan with about 3 inches of vegetable oil and heat over medium-high heat until it reaches 360°F (182°C).
  5. Using an ice cream scoop or a spoon, drop the batter in 1-tablespoon scoops into the hot oil, making sure not to overcrowd the pan. Fry on each side for about 1 minute, or until golden brown. Remove from the oil and drain on a paper towel-lined plate while you repeat with the remaining batter.
  6. Dust the puff puff with powdered sugar and serve hot.
  7. Enjoy and make sure you hashtag #DinnerWithTayo, I would love to see your dish.

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