Puff-puff is a traditional snack often found in western African countries such as Nigeria, Ghana and Sierra Leone. They are deep-fried dough balls that are golden brown on the outside, and spongy and fluffy on the inside. Growing up, my mum would get me to be her Sous-Chef and we would make large batches of puff-puff and meat pies for church events, friends and family.
Oreo puff-puff is a great twist on the popular street food snack and Nigerian dessert. I have seen amazing pictures of this creation online in the past and always wondered how they added Oreos to the mix. While searching for a recipe online, I had no luck. I needed to make a snack for a work event and decided to just go for it and create my own recipe.
- 3 Cups of Plain Flour
- ½ Cup of Self-Raising Flour
- 2 Cups of Lukewarm Water
- 1 Sachet of Dry Yeast (7g)
- 1 Cup of Caster Sugar
- ½ tsp Nutmeg (optional)
- A Pinch of Cinnamon (optional)
- 3 Packets of Oreo Biscuits
- Oil For Frying
- In a large bowl, combine the plain flour, self-raising flour, yeast, sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon and mix well.
- Add lukewarm water slowly while mixing, ensuring there a no lumps and the batter is smooth.
- Cover the bowl with a clean kitchen cloth and set aside near a warm area for at least 1-2 hours to allow the batter to proof and rise (the batter will look thick and smooth with a couple of bubbles).
- In a deep frying pan, heat the oil until it’s hot.
- Dip an Oreo into the batter, ensuring every part of the oreo is covered with the batter. Dip a tablespoon or your hand in a bowl of water first before scooping the batter with the oreo to form a small ball shape (the size of a tennis ball and drop inside the oil). Repeat these steps until the pan with the oil has no space to fit any dough balls.
- Fry the puff- puff on both sides for a few minutes until golden brown. Take out the puff-puff balls immediately when golden brown to ensure they do not burn and place in a sieve or bowl with paper towels which reduces any excess oil on the puff-puff.
- Serve warm with vanilla ice cream, a sprinkle of icing sugar and chocolate sauce.
Nutrition InformationYield 10 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 256Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 0mgSodium 82mgCarbohydrates 54gFiber 1gSugar 21gProtein 5g
This may slightly vary depending on where you buy your ingredients.
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