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step by step Nigerian puff puff making


Puff puff
Nigerian Puff puff.
There are two puff puff recipes on this post. Pick whichever you like and use. The first is so easy and straightforward
even a novice can follow. The recipe gave 28 small puff puffs shown in the first picture above:

HOW TO MAKE NIGERIAN PUFF PUFF (1)

INGREDIENTS:
21/2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons yeast
3 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1 and 1/2 cups warm water or enough to get the mixture not watery and not too light, just in between.
Oil for deep frying

I got 28 small tiny puff puffs from these ingredients.


DIRECTION:
1. Add all the ingredients in bowl
2. Mix well
3. Add the water
4. Mix well, cover bowl with napkins or towels and leave untouched for 45 minutes to 1 hour or till it rises well but do not leave for too long.
5. Fry in medium-hot oil dropping them in with your hand. Make a fist, press out the batter through the thumb and first finger. Fry till brown and serve with chill drinks.

I just looked at the plate while typing this to post and everything is gone. Plate empty. Thank God I already took a picture.

TIP: Whenever you making puff puff and discover while frying that batter is too light or watery, you can always sprinkle in some more flour and mix well as you continue frying.


HOW TO TEST YEAST ACTIVENESS:

1...Put the yeast into a small bowl, add the warm water to it, mix well, sprinkle with sugar and set aside. If after about 10 minutes your yeast turns frothy, it's still very good if not, don't use it. 

This stage of puff puff making is important because if you just add everything without testing the activeness/life of your yeast. you might end up wasting other ingredientes if the yeast is no longer active.
2. Add your flour, yeast, sugar nutmeg together. Mix with lukewarm water to get a not too watery consistency and not too thick. just in between oh.
4. When you heat vegetable oil in a deep pot or fry pan till hot, start frying. when you cut in the puff puff paste and drop into the oil and it bounces up immediately then the oil is hot enough and you just continue cutting and dropping in.

NOTE PLEASE..... Don't leave your puff puff mixture to rise for too long, like 1 or 2 hrs. if you do it will loose its taste and start  smelling too much yeast.

 Nigerian puff puff is what I call fried bread because minus
the nutmeg in it, if this puff puff batter is put in baking pans instead and baked, that is very good bread there. Most times I like to leave the mixed batter over night to get sour dough which is also good for puff puff.
With this picture/step by step tutorial, puff puff (oily buns) making couldn't be simpler. Now I can go for my third attempt at puff puff making.  I promise
to make something this better next time.


Ingredients for puff puff, nutmeg, flour, sugar, salt, yeast,

You can multiply these ingredients by 2, 3 4 or any number of times depending on the quantity of puff puff you want to make.


BELOW IS HOW AYAOBA MADE HER OWN PUFF PUFF SHOWN ON THE SECOND PICTURE ABOVE:

How to make puff puff  batter;
In a bowl, mix in a bit of hot water with cold water to make it lukewarm, pour in the sugar, ( I used about 3 table spoons full) nutmeg, salt and yeast, ( I used about half of the sachet I was holding in the picture because the flour I used for this particular batter is self raising) and mix everything well until the sugar dissolves. For normal white flour, use all 2 teaspoons yeast for the two cups flour.

The next step you add your flour, I did this bit by bit because I did not want it to be lumpy and also I was using a tablespoon to mix it as against my bare hands.

Make sure the batter is thick, thicker than pancake batter but not as thick as if you want to make Nigerian Buns.

I covered it with foil paper and left it to sit for about 2 hours, notice the difference after rising with the pictures. The puff puff batter is ready. Fry for about 2 to 3 minutes on one side or until beautifully brown before turning puff over, timing is depending on how hot your stove is. If you fry smaller sizes like the size of gulf balls, 2 cup flour should yield about 24- 30 medium sized puff puff.

I hope you will find this useful Auntie Eya, I do love my kitchen and cooking but with my kids, finding the time to send recipes to you to upload on your blog can be very tasking, but will try my best when I can. Thank you and have a good evening.

Mixing warm and cold water for puff puff batter
Adding nutmeg
Adding Sugar
Bread yeast. If you re using Nigerian yeast, measure 2 teaspoons.
Mixing
Mixing while adding flour in bits
The batter is thicker than pancake batter but not as thick as Nigerian buns
The batter is covered with foil and left to sit for one hour
The batter rises while still covered
Risen Batter is opened for puff puff frying


This is how to drop the batter into the hot oil if you are a learner.  Scoop with your bare hand and let it drop through the opening between your thumb and first finger as shown in the picture above.

You can also make round puff puff without using your hands.
Frying puff puff in hot oil. The hand method of dropping batter in oil is the most effective as they turn out round. Scooping with a spoon shaped like an ice cream scoop is also very effective.
Tasty, yummy looking Puff puffs are ready
Fried puff puff cooling off.
These oily buns are very soft and delicious. Be sure not to add too much water to the dough else your puff puff will turn into oil soaked pancakes.
Children love them the most. They can be served guests at parties. They can be served with jam, cut in the middle like a hot dog and rub some jam in there.

TIPS FOR WORKING WITH YEAST:

Make sure your water is not too hot or it will kill the yeast. Water should not be hotter than body temperature. You can add a little baking powder if you wish.


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Comments

  1. Anonymous4/24/2013

    Hello Eya,

    Am having breakfast women prayer meeting in my house on saturday, Please i need suggestions on what i can give to them but i want it packed as takeaway. Looking forward to plenty of suggestions. Thanks

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    1. You can fry meat, puff puff (tiny sizes), samosa, sandwich, and spring roll, pack in good takeaway plates and keep in party bags.

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  2. Barbie4/24/2013

    Wow! Thanks Ayaoba, looks so inviting I can bite my screen right now. Will try making this on Sat.

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  3. Just bookmarked this. But I want ask, is the yeast added in first picture different from the bread yeast in the third picture?

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    1. AyaOba4/24/2013

      Hello Veev, sorry that's actually Nutmeg in the first pics, must have been a typo.

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    2. Okay, thanks

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  4. Yay! Always wanted a pictorial on puff puff. God bless you Ayaoba.
    Will try this weekend

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  5. At last I can make puff-puff. With this post,I have an idea of the quantity of yeast to use. I'd always feared adding the wrong quantity. Thank you Ayaoba!

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  6. Anonymous4/24/2013

    Hello aunty Eya.I've been trying to send u an e -mail but its not been going. Pls sorry for the disruption and help me send this to ur blog so that the good ladies can advice me. I'm a single lady of 24. I wear bra of size 32 and I'm not comfortable with this at all. When I see my friends with bigger breast, I become shy of my cup size. I'm not always comfortable changing clothes infront of my friends because their breast size intimidates me. Most times I feel that Y most guys don't ask me out is because my breasts are very small meanwhile I'm very well mannered. Pls what do I do to increase my breast to atleast a size 36? I'm greatly bothered. Neky

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  7. neky, u dont need to improve your breast size but rather your self confidence, the right guy for you would come. but if it still bothers you, get a pushup bra. remember, your breast size is not a major reason for you to be asked out unless the guy wants you for sex. as for the puff-puff, thanks madam, wud definitely make it, looks sooooo good.

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    1. Thanks Chi, again if you are very slim, try to put on some weight. When you gain, breast size increases too. Neky, you don't know that what you have is the type that will remain firm for a looong time.

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  8. Nice one Ayaoba. Av bookmarked it.

    ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

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  9. Anonymous4/24/2013

    Aunty Eya,pls can u give me the link for sharwarma? Yummy puff puff

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    1. Yes please, here it is:
      http://www.wivestownhallconnection.com/2013/02/how-to-make-shawarma-at-home-in.html

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    2. Anonymous7/07/2016

      Pls can someone who know how to prepare chocolate cake do it and upload.
      Thanks.

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    3. Anonymous7/07/2016

      Thanks alot for this initiative, personally, I have learnt alot here...God bless Ma.

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    4. For How to make shawarma at home. follow this link...
      http://www.wivestownhallconnection.com/2014/07/pictures-shawarma-at-home-in-sandwich.html

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    5. For How to make shawarma at home. follow this link...
      http://www.wivestownhallconnection.com/2014/07/pictures-shawarma-at-home-in-sandwich.html

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    6. Follow this link for chocolate cake recipe:
      http://www.wivestownhallconnection.com/2013/05/how-to-bake-chocolate-cake-by-mizosa.html

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  10. Anonymous4/24/2013

    @Aidaisy,I sent those hateful comments to u am sorry,u no longer comment as usual pls come back.I miss u so much.btw pls change ur dp it puts me off look foe a better pic am so sorry.FORGIVE ME

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    1. Let's know your name rather than posing as anonymous.

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    2. Anonymous4/24/2013

      My name is Elizabeth Oluremi

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    3. Anonymous4/25/2013

      na wah o.. well good u said sorry, but why hateful words in the first place? u dont know how hard those words might have knocked her... it is well

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  11. Anonymous4/24/2013

    That puff-puff looks nice. But I don't make mine this way. I will try ur way for small quantity but not for something like 3kg. Thanks so much for teaching me a new way. Sis





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  12. Anonymous4/24/2013

    YUM,am so making this!

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  13. i m making tjis on saturday,i m sure my boy will be delighted

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  14. Yummy yummy! Trying this out soon

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  15. Anonymous4/26/2013

    Eya you dey see puff-puff?? Your own flat like slice bread....lol

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  16. Nice one! Pls can we get to know how to make hard buns also? Pls

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    1. Will try and post one soon. Thank you.

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    2. @Titty, follow the link below for buns recipe:
      http://www.wivestownhallconnection.com/2013/05/nigerian-buns-recipe-by-ayaoba.html

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  17. I tried this today but it came out flat even though I used a deep spoon. Can you tell me how to make it round like urs? Plsssdd

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    1. Puff puff becomes flat when the oil used in frying is not deep enough. The oil should be up to 3.5" deep. Note that the batter has to sink into the bottom of the pan and come up again. This greatly improves the shape. It can also become flat when the batter is too watery. Keep trying till you get what you want. Good luck.

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    2. Puff puff becomes flat when the oil is not deep enough (up to 3.5" on the frying pan). Note that it needs enough oil for the batter to sink into the bottom of the pan and come up again. Secondly, it becomes flat when the mixed batter is too watery. Keep trying till you get what you want. Best wishes.

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  18. I tried to make this in the morning but it came out flat. So pls can u tell me how to make it round like urs? Plssss

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    1. Hi Chinenye, I think you didn't add enough yeast. It's yeast that makes puff puff rise and look puffy.

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  19. Thanks so much, but what is the measurement of the flour and the yeast?
    Oge

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    1. The measurement is up there, scroll up and check.

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  20. I made my puff puff yesterday for the first time and am really proud of myself coz it came out fine like a pro. Thank you very much for this post.

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    1. Thanks too for the feedback

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  21. And aside from nutmeg, can you add any other thing to give it a nice flavor?

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    1. Anonymous12/02/2013

      U can also add vanilla powder nd cinnamon. A little dried pepper also wouldn't hurt

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    2. Anonymous7/04/2014

      Wonderful recipe.but please give ♏ε̲̣̣̣̥ the quantities Ơ̴̴̴̴͡f̶̲̥̅̊ all the ingredients.and how did yours come out round?

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    3. Ingredients and direction added, scroll up.

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  22. Anonymous8/05/2014

    Looks very Yummy. thanks

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  23. Please ma kindly teach me how to make Nigeria burns

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    1. Follow the link below:
      http://www.wivestownhallconnection.com/2013/05/nigerian-buns-recipe-by-ayaoba.html

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  24. Anonymous10/08/2015

    we love your work
    from jss3 students abake model college mdk

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    1. Thank you so much dear students. Happy you like my recipes.

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  25. Am so trying this on Christmas day.

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  26. I made some puff puff today and it came out really nice. Wish I can send the picture.

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    1. @Remyne you can. Send food pictures to cuulme@gmail.com to be published here on the blog.

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  27. Anonymous12/28/2016

    Hello pls , I need egg roll's recipe

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    1. Follow this link:
      http://www.wivestownhallconnection.com/2016/09/how-to-make-egg-roll.html

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