Nigerian Donut Recipe: How To Make Nigerian Doughnuts
Nigerian Donut Recipe - Whether you want to make them commercially, whether you like them light and fluffy, made with Yeast, or you need a simple recipe for 30 pieces of Doughnuts, here's exactly how to make our very own Nigerian Donut
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: african, American
Keyword: How to make Nigerian Donut, Nigerian Donut recipe
1.5Table spoonof Yeast
4Table spoonsof melted Butter
A Pinch of Salt(only necessary if you're using unsalted butter).
Groundnut or Vegetable oil
Use a sieve to sift 2 cups of flour (out of the 3 cups) in a large bowl. Reserve the last cup for now
Mix the Yeast, Sugar, Nutmeg with the 2 Cups of sifted flour.
Next, create a hole in the middle of that mixture into which you will now pour the Milk, melted butter and your eggs. Mix thoroughly until the entire mixture turns into a wet big dough.
Remember that last cup of flour we reserved earlier? Good. Now sprinkle a little bit at a time of that flour into the dough as you continue to knead it with your hands.
Pick up that large dough and move it to a chopping board or a suitable surface right there in your Kitchen that has been sprinkled with some flour. knead the dough (don't add too much flour to it) for the next 5 mins.
Next, transfer your dough again into a clean bowl that you've greased with oil or butter. Also grease the surface of the dough to prevent it from drying out and forming crusts. Leave it for about 1 hr in this state and you'll see that the dough will practically swell and triple in size.
punch down the dough a few times to remove the trapped air, then transfer it again to your work surface
Once on your work surface, use a rolling pin to roll out the dough. Cut it into a smaller pieces then cut out the holes in the middle. You'd want to cover and leave this for about 10 to 20 mins to let it swell again and increase in size
Preheat your oil to approximately 375 degrees Fahrenheit and fry. Remember, your oil must be enough in quantity to be able to deep fry your donuts. Fry until they turn golden brown and occasionally flip to either side to make sure 360 degrees around the donut is fried.
Once it is golden brown enough, take them out and leave to drain excess oil on a paper towel. Serve with your Strawberry Jam in the middle. You can even roll it in some granulated sugar (I'm sure your kids will love that!).
When making this Nigerian donut recipe, here are a few things to take into consideration:
If you want to get the best possible doughnut, when kneading, please make sure you don't put too much flour.
When using yeast to make your donuts, endeavour that the yeast is active. To proof if it's active, simply dissolve it along with a teaspoon of sugar in warm water or warm milk and leave for 5 to 10 mins. If it starts to foam, then it's active, if not, it's useless.
Also note that the softer your dough, the better and softer your doughnuts turn out to be (you don't want your kids to be eating rock strong donuts do you 😨?).
Lastly, to achieve the best results with this Nigerian Donut recipe, try and ensure that all your ingredients are at room temperature.