puff puff A classic Nigerian snack. Sweet dough with yeast, fried until golden brown. It’s comfortable and addictive all at once. In this recipe, I added chunky peanut butter and bananas to put a spin on it.
– 2 cups cake flour
– 3 tsp instant yeast
– 1/2 cup granulated sugar
– 1 mashed ripe banana
– 1 cup warm water
– 2-3 heaping tablespoons of room temperature unsalted crunchy peanut butter
– sunflower oil, for frying
1. Mix flour, yeast, sugar, mashed banana and lukewarm water in a large bowl. Cover with a tea towel and let rise in a warm place in your kitchen for 1 hour.
2. Mix the dough and remove air bubbles. Add the room temperature peanut butter and mix gently into the batter. A few lumps of peanut butter are okay.
3. Heat oil in a frying pan and fry. Once hot, add the puff puff batter to the oil in small portions. Fry 6-8 pieces at a time over medium-high heat until golden brown on all sides. Remove with a slotted spoon and transfer to a plate lined with kitchen paper. Repeat this process with the remaining batter.
4. Can be served hot or cold. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 days. If you can resist finishing the batch in one day, it will taste even better on the second day.