How to make pepper puff puff
This Nigerian Puff Puff with pepper recipe will change your life! Puff puff are similar to doughnuts and are normally served as a starter or snack.
650 ml of warm
½ Tbsp of salt
150/200 g of sugar
1 pack or 2 ¼ tsp of active dry yeast
700 g of plain flour
½ tbsp of nutmeg
1/4-1/2 tbsp of pepper
vegetable oil or sunflower oil
Add 650ml of warm (but not hot!) water to a mixing bowl. Add ½ Tbsp of salt, 150g – 200g of sugar, and 1 pack or 2 ¼ tsp of active dry yeast to the bowl. Whisk these ingredients together and let them sit for 5 minutes while the yeast activates.
Add 700g of plain flour and ½ tbsp of nutmeg and 1/4-1/2 tbsp of pepper to the mixture and mix it all together. At this point, your puff puff batter should look a lot like pancake batter. Put the mixture aside again, this time with a clean cloth over the top of the bowl, and let it rise for 1-2 hours. Keep it in a warm place while it rises.
In a second bowl, add some paper towels. Set it aside for later.
Once 1-2 hours have passed and your batter has risen, heat up some vegetable oil (or sunflower oil) in a saucepan. You should have enough oil that it will cover all of the puff puffs that you add to it.
In one hand, scoop a ½ handful of the mixture and squeeze it into the heated oil. Fry until brown. With a slotted spoon, remove the puff puff and let it dry. Repeat until you have used all of the batter.