How to make fun, tasty, BANANA dough balls
View pictures in App save up to 80% data. Asides the popular puff puff(a quintessential African snack), we all know, sometimes coated with sugar. At times, people may get tired of some snacks and/or not buy at all after looking at hygienic conditions of the bakers, who sell by almost every roadside, general bus-stop, etc.
Nonetheless, you can bake your favorite snack at home, to kill boredom for some people especially in this lockdown. There are many varieties of flavors in the market, that can turn your "loving" puff puff into "balls of heavenly flavors".
Today i share with you a recipe for BANANA PUFF PUFF, with a little bit of nutmeg. This one is chewy, tasty and stays soft, and good-looking too.
Now let's jump to the recipe, shall we :
Banana Dough Balls (Puff Puff)
Total time : 30 mins
Course : Breakfast (maybe with some tea)
Calories : 552kcal
- 1 cup (240ml) of warm water
- 2 1/4 teaspoons (7 grams) of active Dry yeast, 1 packet
- 1/4 - 1/2 (50 - 100) grams of Sugar
- 1 teaspoon of Salt
- 2 large bananas or 4 small ones mashed to 1-1/4 of a cup
- 3 cups (360 grams) of flour
- 1 teaspoon of Nutmeg
- Groundnut/Vegetable oil for deep frying (No cholesterol)
1. In a large bowl, add the warm water, salt, sugar and yeast. Leave the mixture for 5 mins.
2. Then add the mashed bananas and mix with a wooden spoon or your hands preferably, followed by flour and nutmeg. Mix well until both flour and banana are thoroughly mixed.
3. Set the mixture in a warm area for 2 hrs (like close to a stove, or gas stove) so that the mix could rise well.
4. In a large, slightly deep frying pan, pour vegetable oil until it's 5 cm or 3 inches high, because anything less, will result in flat puff puff balls. Place on the stove, set to a medium heat/low heat, and leave the oil until it begins to make very faint crackling sounds.
5. The dough will be sticky so use use your hands to create a little bit of mixture, and drop in the hot oil, forming a ball or use a spoon to turn the ball into evenly and another spoon or spatula to drop it in the oil, trying to shape the dough into a ball.
Do NOT overcrowd the pan.
6. Repeat No. 5 in batches.
7. Fry for a few minutes until the bottom is golden brown.
8. Turn the ball again until the other side is golden brown.
9. Use a large frying spoon with holes to take your yummy balls out. Place them on a clean sieve or any bowl u might have.