RECIPE: HOW TO MAKE GOOD CHIN CHIN

Nigerian chinchin recipe
Delicious Nigerian chin chin.
This chin chin here is best I ever made or tasted anywhere. It's so good, I've bookmarked
the recipe to be my GO TO chin chin recipe. I love it. I had to hoard this quantity for pictures because they were being rushed by the kids. The chin chin is crunchy, yet not hard like stone. I wanted to add an egg but that would have made it soft and I like my chin chin
crunchy (not hard o).


HOW TO MAKE GOOD NIGERIAN CHIN CHIN


INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 cups flour (Shop measuring cups)
  • 1 tablespoon powdered milk
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt ( not heaped o)
  • 1 tablespoon baking margarine (not heaped too, just level) You can use butter here. I don't have butter at home.
  • 11/2 teaspoons nutmeg
  • 1 cup water (250ml)

Cooking Direction: 
  1. Sieve your flour into a kitchen bowl, add the powdered milk, sugar, salt, nutmeg and the margarine or butter.
  2. With your fingers mix until the flour looks like bread crumbs, like tiny particles of garri, then add the warm water and mix until the dough is no longer sticky on your fingers.
  3. Place on a lightly floured surface, roll out and cut into desired shape.
  4. Fry in hot oil until golden brown, do not overcrowd the pot, fry only few pieces at a time so it doesn't soak oil, drain with paper napkins and store in airtight containers. 
See more step by step cooking pictures below...

Nigerian chin chin snack.

All the ingredients in a mixing bowl

I just added margarine

Adding water


Dough in a stainless steel mixing bowl, ready for cutting

Flatten on a kitchen board with a rolling pin

Cutting into squares, cubes and any shape of choice with your sharp knives

COOKING DIRECTION:
In a bowl I sieved the flour, added the sugar, salt, milk, nutmeg, margarine and with my fingers worked on the margarine until it looks a bit like bread crumbs then I poured in the water and kneaded until dough is elastic. The dough is placed on a board, flattened with a rolling pin and cut with a knife (Cutting chin chin with a pizza cutter just rolling ontop the flattened dough just makes your work easier ans much faster. I sprinkled some flour on the board to make rolling easy and still sprinkled some flour on the dough before cutting.
Frying in hot oil was the final work. So quick and easy.

Cut dough on a kitchen board, ready for frying

Chin chin in hot frying pan.
Happy cooking!
TIP:
If you are making much without a pastry cutter, use a pizza cutter for the chin chin dough.

Comments

  1. That looks really yummy! Weldone Aunty Eya..Long time! regards to the family ma..

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    1. Wow, longest time Shallie. Happy Sunday, sure you are doing great. Have a wonderful week sis.

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