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Nigerian Puff-Puff

If properly made, Nigerian puff-puff is spongy in texture, delicious to taste, and very simple to make. But I also need to note that, as simple as it is..
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Nigerian, African
Keyword: Nigerian puff puff
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 165kcal
Author: Tinuolasblog


  • 500 grams all purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoon Yeast
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 2 cups Lukewarm water
  • Frying oil


  • In a mixing bowl, add flour, yeast and Nutmeg (I would advice nutmeg for great flavour, puff-puff tastes heavenly with Nutmeg)
  • Dissolve sugar and salt in lukewarm water to activate the yeast.
  • Add the water to the dry ingredients bit by bit and mix thoroughly with your hand or spatula until smooth and lump free.
  • Cover the batter with clingy film or table cloth, place in a warm place. This allows the batter to rise.
  • Check the batter after about 45 minutes to one hour, then it must have formed bubbles
  • Place your deep frying pan on medium heat, pour the frying oil in the pan to start frying. Make sure the oil is not too hot neither too warm. If it's too hot, the puff-puff will not be well cooked and if it's too warm the puff will get soaked in the oil.
  • Check the oil temperature before you start scooping the dough in the oil.
  • Start scooping with your hand or with ice cream scooter or any round shape.
  • When you notice one side is golden brown, flip to the other side and be sure both sides are well cooked.
  • When both sides are golden brown, remove and drain. Puff-Puff is ready to be served.
  • Enjoy with any drinks of your choice.



Serving: 55g | Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g