Nigerian Buns are fried dough balls with Crunchy outer crusts. Its quite similar to the popular Nigerian puff puff but less oily and densely packed. The perfect buns are usually soft within with rocky looking outer crusts. I must say it took me quite a while to perfect my buns making skill. That’s why i’ve decided to make it simple with my step by step Pictorials.
• 80g Sugar
• 2 tablespoons Baking powder
• ½ teaspoon nutmeg – Optional
• 3 Eggs
• 100g Melted butter/margarine– Optional
• Milk (3 tablespoons evaporated milk or 2 tablespoons powdered milk)
• ½ teaspoon salt
• 1 Cup Warm water for mixing
• Vegetable oil for deep frying
Step 1: In a medium sized bowl, add the flour, Baking powder, Salt and Nutmeg – Mix to combine
Step 2: Whisk the eggs and pour into the melted butter – Mix to combine.
Step 3: Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and pour the egg & butter mixture into the Flour mixture – Mix till it looks Lumpy
Step 4: Dissolve the the sugar and Milk in the cup of water and mix making sure the sugar granules dissolve completely. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and gently pour the milk into it while mixing continuously. Mix till you get a Stretchy sticky dough – Set aside for 5 minutes
Step 5: In a frying pan, heat the oil on medium heat.
Step 6: Scoop tablespoons full of Sticky dough into the hot oil and leave to fry till golden brown on both sides for about 4minutes. Don’t worry about the dough size on the tablespoon, it’d expand and bloat once it gets into the oil.
Step 7: Transfer the fried Buns onto a Paper towel to remove the excess oil. Leave to cool .
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