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Nigerian Cage Free Eggs African Donut Hole Recipe

Make your Nigerian Bofrot donut holes as fancy or plain as you want.

Make your Ghanaian Bofrot Donut Holes as fancy or plain as you want.

Puff-puff, as it is known in Nigeria, is called Bofrot in Ghana. Bofrot is a traditional African snack is similar to an American donut hole. The recipe is very versatile, be creative with your puff-puff snack tonight. 

Mandazi or Maandazi is East African fried round dough bread similar to donut holes and Nigerian Puff-Puff. These African donut holes would be classified under the cake donut hole type.


Make Easy Nigerian Bofrot Cage Free Eggs African Donut Holes.


Ingredients
1 cup whole milk
1 large cage free egg
2 cups bread flour
2 tablespoons white sugar
2 tablespoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted
5 cups vegetable oil for frying

Directions

Add the vegetable oil to a large, heavy-bottomed pot. In a small bowl, whisk together the milk and the egg. In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.

Stir the milk-egg mixture into the dry ingredients, then stir in the melted butter, mixing until a soft dough forms. Once the oil is hot, drop about 1 tablespoon of dough into the oil, careful not to overcrowd the pan.

Fry the donut holes, flipping them in the oil, for about 2 minutes or until they are golden brown. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the donut holes to the paper towel-lined baking sheet.

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Simple Cooking Tips

Make sure your cooking work area has good lighting so you can safely see what you are cutting, seasoning and cooking.

Get comfortable with the recipe, read it all the way through. Always read and re-read your recipes before you start cooking.

Season and taste as you go. Always taste your food before seasoning.

Spices and herbs are essential to African food cooking and baking. Keep your spices away from sources of heat like the stove or lights. Herbs and spices can lose their flavor when exposed to humidity and heat.

Recipes are only a guideline so feel free to substitute items that you like.

When cooking with chili peppers, protect your hands and eyes by wearing rubber gloves. Or coat your hands in vegetable oil and wash them with soap and water immediately after handling.