How to Make Puff Puff: 11 Easy Steps

Puff Puff is a delightful and popular Nigerian street snack that is loved by both young and old. These fluffy, deep-fried dough balls are a perfect treat for any occasion. If you want to enjoy the sweet and spongy goodness of Puff Puff, follow these 11 easy steps to make it in your own kitchen.

Step 1: Gather Your Ingredients

Before you start making Puff Puff, ensure you have all the necessary ingredients:

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of active dry yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of ground nutmeg (optional, for flavor)
  • 1 cup of warm water (about 110°F/45°C)
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Powdered sugar (optional, for dusting)

Step 2: Activate the Yeast

In a small bowl, mix the warm water with the active dry yeast. Let it sit for about 5 minutes until the yeast becomes frothy. This indicates that the yeast is active and ready for use.

Step 3: Mix the Dry Ingredients

In a large mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, salt, and ground nutmeg (if using). Mix the dry ingredients together to ensure they are well combined.

Step 4: Make the Puff Puff Batter

Create a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the activated yeast mixture. Gradually mix the wet and dry ingredients together using a spatula or your hands. Continue mixing until you have a smooth and slightly sticky batter.

Step 5: Rest the Puff Puff Batter

Cover the bowl with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap and let the batter rest in a warm place for about 1 to 2 hours. During this time, the batter will rise and become airy, resulting in fluffy Puff Puff.

Step 6: Heat the Oil

In a deep pot or fryer, heat the vegetable oil to about 350°F (180°C) over medium heat. The oil should be hot enough to make the Puff Puff rise to the surface quickly but not too hot to burn them.

Step 7: Fry the Puff Puff

Using your hand or a spoon, scoop a small amount of the rested Puff Puff batter and carefully drop it into the hot oil. Repeat this process, frying a few Puff Puff at a time, but avoid overcrowding the pot to ensure they cook evenly.

Step 8: Fry Until Golden Brown

Fry the Puff Puff for about 2-3 minutes on each side or until they become golden brown. Use a slotted spoon to remove the fried Puff Puff from the oil and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb any excess oil.

Step 9: Continue Frying

Continue frying the remaining Puff Puff batches until all the batter is used up. Remember to regulate the oil temperature as needed to prevent burning or undercooking.

Step 10: Dust with Powdered Sugar (Optional)

If desired, dust the freshly fried Puff Puff with powdered sugar for an extra touch of sweetness.

Step 11: Serve and Enjoy

Your delicious Puff Puff is now ready to be served! Enjoy these fluffy treats as a delightful snack or dessert, and share them with family and friends.


About the author


Vortose is a unique loan, insurance and finance blog established as a resource to provide reliable finance and insurance information so that you & your loved ones can make the informed decisions