Puff puff is a popular African snack. It is basically fried dough. Different countries have their different names for it, but that’s what we call it in Nigeria. Some people love pepper in it, while some people don’t like it at all. Today, we’re going to teach you how to make puff puff.

how to make puff puff


  • Flour (duh)
  • Yeast
  • Warm water
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Cooking oil

How to make puff puff:

  1. Activate the yeast. What that means is that you mix it with salt, sugar, and water.
  2. The next step is to add flour and mix it properly.
  3. Cover the mixture and leave it for about an hour so it can rise.
  4. Fry the mixture.

How to fry:

how to make puff puff
  1. Heat your oil in a deep pan.
  2. Check if the oil is hot enough by putting a tiny portion of the dough in it. If it’s hot enough, it will rise to the top.
  3. Once you’re sure the oil is hot enough, drop as many balls of dough as you want into the pan. Not too many though, you don’t want to crowd your pan.
  4. Fry till the bottom is golden brown, then flip it.
  5. Leave it to fry till the other side is golden brown too.
  6. Take it out of the oil, put it in a sieve to drain the oil or place it on kitchen towels to soak up the oil.
how to make puff puff

And that, my dears, is how to make puff puff.

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