Hello people, It's Friday..woo hoo! I am giving you another recipe to try over the weekend. It's Nigerian buns! Yes we are finally moving on from plantain..lol. To be honest, i was almost tempted to continue with the plantain recipes moreso because i have been enjoying the plantain batter i've been having with Ewaoluwa. Remember the Cands member i told you about who posted the Peanut rice recipe and i tried out which was why i had left over groundnut to be creative with and resulted in my groundnutdodo? Well, when i posted my groundnutdodo, she tried the recipe but rolled groundnut sprinkled plantain instead of grinding it. I then posted rolled plantain stuffed with efo riro and groundnut and she posted Tostones. We were actually having fun with plantain. By the way, i have a tostones recipe HERE from 2014 and if you would like to try Ewaoluwa tostones and egg recipe, head over to Cands where she has shared her recipe. Not everytime plantain, today we do Nigerian Buns and we continue the plantain series another time.
Nigerian buns is arguably the easiest snack to make. I personally think it is easier to make than puff puff. For One, you do not have to wait for it to rise like puff puff batter, no activating yeast and getting the round shape much easier. Do you agree with me that buns is much easier to make than puff puff? well, let's go:
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes
180g Self raising flour
2 tablespoon vegetable or sunflower oil
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
Vegetable Oil for frying
1) Measure flour, sugar, nutmeg and salt in a bowl. Mix together.
2) Add the sunflower oil
3) Add egg into the mixture.
4) Add milk and mix thoroughly to get a thick batter
Batter should not be too thick ad this might result to too hard buns and not to watery as it will not hold round shape if too watery.
5) Heat oil in a pot. The Oil should be atleast 3 inches deep to achieve well rounded balls.
6) Fry till golden brown, put on kitchen towel to drain excess oil and serve warm.
7) Buns can be enjoyed with chilled drinks such as Chapman recipe HERE, Malt, milk or any drink of choice.
8) See how fluffy the inside is and how crispy the outer is? taste was also amazing
9) Buns is quick, easy to make and filling.
It is important to get the right consistency of batter as too watery will not hold a round shape and soak too much oil and too thick will result in hard buns
Oil shouldn't be too hot as too hot oil will make the buns outer brown and leave inside undone
Scoop with your hand or ice cream scoop to get round shape just as you would puff puff.
That's it today guys. Have a good weekend and stay safe.
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