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Deep-Fried Dough Bites (Puff-Puff)

Deep-Fried Dough Bites (Puff-Puff)What’s your favorite street fair snack? Mine is Deep-Fried Dough Bites (Puff-Puff). Best described as Africans version of Zeppole. The similarities between recipes from all over the world always amazes me. Puff-Puff is a light and airy deep fried dough popular in Africa and goes by many names, bofrot being one of them. It’s mostly sold on the street corners and you can often go to the market and see the women frying it made to order style.
Puff-Puff (Deep-Fried Dough Bites)

I understand we’re in the middle of summer and offering you deep fried dough is probably the last thing I should be doing. Yes, it’s not an ideal situation considering we are all trying to fit into our bathing suit but I made these for my daughters camp friends and they loved it, hence me sharing the love today. Be careful though because having one won’t be enough.

Deep-Fried Dough Bites (Puff-Puff)

Ingredients

  • 1 packet of instant dry yeast
  • 3 1/2 of all-purpose flour, unbleached
  • 1-1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • ½ cup warm water
  • 5 cups of vegetable oil for deep frying

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl dissolve the yeast by mixing in 1/4 cup warm water (110-115 °F) and1/2 tsp sugar. Set aside and let it sit for about 5 minutes till foam doubles in size
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry remaining and mix thoroughly
  3. When the yeast mixture is ready, add it to the dry ingredients
  4. Add the remaining water slowly till you reach the desired consistency
  5. Cover and let the dough sit at room temperature for about an hour or until dough doubles in size
  6. Scoop batter into hot oil and fry for a couple of minutes or till golden brown on all sides
  7. Transfer onto a paper towel to absorb the excess oil
  8. You can eat it as is or pour sugar in a paper bag, then add the fried dough, seal and shake to coat evenly
  9. Serve warm or at room temperature

puff-puff - Bofrot

Deep-Fried Dough Bites (Puff-Puff)
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: African
Ingredients
  • 1 packet of instant dry yeast
  • 3½ of all-purpose flour, unbleached
  • 1-1/2 cup sugar
  • 1¾ cups water
  • ½ cup warm water
  • 5 cups of vegetable oil for deep frying
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl dissolve the yeast by mixing in ¼ cup warm water (110-115 °F) and1/2 tsp sugar. Set aside and let it sit for about 5 minutes till foam doubles in size
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry remaining and mix thoroughly
  3. When the yeast mixture is ready, add it to the dry ingredients
  4. Add the remaining water slowly till you reach the desired consistency
  5. Cover and let the dough sit at room temperature for about an hour or until dough doubles in size
  6. Scoop batter into hot oil and fry for a couple of minutes or till golden brown on all sides
  7. Transfer onto a paper towel to absorb the excess oil
  8. You can eat it as is or pour sugar in a paper bag, then add the fried dough, seal and shake to coat evenly
  9. Serve warm or at room temperature

 

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7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. Nicole Kim The Blogger

    July 21, 2015 at 1:45 am

    Great minds think alike and I say that because I just recently indulged in a favorite of mine, at Dunkin Donuts, Blueberry Cake Donuts. Yummy! Thanks for sharing this one; I will certainly have to try and make these. I love how you shared information about what is culturally relevant in Africa. I want to try cous cous. I think it’s pretty healthy, being made of wheat and all. That is a little something to help us all feel a little less guilty about out sweet indulges.

  2. Rosie

    September 11, 2015 at 11:44 am

    these sound soo good! My fav fair food is fried dough with spaghetti sauce, we’ve had it at home, too, but it isn’t the same as having it outside with all the fresh air, and fun going on!

  3. Ally

    October 7, 2015 at 6:48 am

    These sound absolutely delicious. I’ve been craving funnel cake for some time now, and these little bites remind me of just that. The closest thing I could prob find to these for a quick fix though are munchkins – filling but not nearly as good.

  4. Julie Lundstrom

    November 29, 2015 at 2:10 am

    Yum Yum!! I want to try making these. They look so good.

  5. Mary Czerczyk

    January 1, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    This looks so good. I know my family will loves these. Thanks for the recipe.

  6. Janet W.

    January 3, 2016 at 6:52 am

    I would love to try making these! They look so delicious!

  7. Mishelle

    January 6, 2016 at 7:12 am

    Sounds like a great thing for a cold day as it is here!

    M

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