Puff Puff is a very popular West African street food that’s quick and easy to make with different variations. Dangerously delicious and addicting!
Most West African countries are familiar with the popular street food Puff- Puff , which is known by different names depending on the country. Ghanaians call it Bofrot (togbei) , Cameroonians and Nigerians call it Puff-Puff and the Congolese call it Mikate. The basic ingredient consists are: flour, sugar, yeast, water, salt and oil for deep frying.
- 3 1/2 cups flour
- 2 cups warm water
- 2 1/4 teaspoon active dry yeast (1 packet)
- 1/2- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 Tbsp salt
- Oil for deep frying
- Mix salt, sugar, water, and yeast . Set aside for 5 minutes.
- Add flour and mix.
- Let the mixture rise for approximately 1- 2 hours
- In a large, sauce pan pour vegetable oil into a pot, until it is at least 3 inches (or about 5 centimetres high (too little will result in flatter balls), and place on low heat.
- Test to make sure the oil is hot enough by putting a ‘drop’ of batter into the oil. If it is not hot enough, the batter will stay at the bottom of the pot rather than rising to the top.
- Using your hands grab a little bit of mixture at time and drop in the oil.
- When the oil is hot enough, use a spoon to dish up the batter, and another spoon or spatula to drop it in the oil, sort of in the shape of a ball.
- Fry for a few minutes until the bottom side is golden brown.
- Turn the ball over and fry for a few more minutes until the other side is golden brown.
- Use a large spoon to take it out of the oil. Place them on napkins right away to soak up the excess oil.