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How to make puff puff recipe

Recipe For How To Make Puff Puff

Chef RicheeChef Richee
I recently stumbled upon a very easy recipe for how to make Puff Puff. I guarantee you haven't seen anything like this before.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Proofing Time 1 hr 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine african, nigerian
Servings 10 People
Calories 12 kcal


  • Bowl with tissue paper for draining the oil from the Puff Puff
  • Bowl for storing the dough
  • Clingfilm for covering the dough to make it rise


  • 500 grams Flour (all purpose)
  • 10 grams Yeast (Optional)
  • 150 grams Sugar
  • 1/2 Tbsp Salt
  • Lukewarm water
  • 3 Pieces Fresh pepper
  • Vegetable oil
  • Milk (Optional)
  • Baking powder (Optional)


  • In a clean bowl, add water and add the teaspoon of sugar to it. Add the Yeast
  • Pour the Yeast mixture into the flour and mix them together thoroughly until it forms a thick sticky white dough.
  • Cover the dough with clingfilm for the next 60 mins or until it doubles in size. If you can't get your hands on a Clingfilm, then you can use a clean towel
  • Next, pour the Vegetable oil into a frying pan. You'll need to pour enough because this snack needs to be deep fried. Ideally, the oil should be up to 4 inches deep.
  • Wet your hand in water then scoop the dough and squeeze it in between your palm and turn your hand to face the oil so it drops freely
  • Reduce the heat so the oil doesn't get too hot and burn the dough. Medium heat is best at this point so it can fry evenly.
  • Turn the dough over and fry both sides till golden brown.
  • Once it's done, take them out and drain excess oil in a plate lined with tissue paper.



  • To test if the oil is hot enough, drop a tiny piece of the mixture into the oil. If it floats, it's hot enough. If it sinks, well. You have to leave it a while longer.
  • If you like yours with Yeast, great. If you don't want Yeast however, be prepared to eat an almost flat deep-fried snack because it won't rise without Yeast. It's called "Puff Puff" for a reason right?
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