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 Puff Puff -- A very popular West African street food that's quick and easy to make with different variations. Dangerously delicious and addicting!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine African
Prep Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 397kcal
Author Immaculate Bites


  • 2 cups + 1-2 (480) tablespoons warm water (See notes)
  • 2 1/4 teaspoon (7grams) active dry yeast (1 packet)
  • 3 1/2 cups (440grams) flour
  • 1/2- 3/4 cup (100-150grams) sugar
  • 1/2 Tbsp (8-9grams ) salt
  • Oil for deep frying


  • Mix salt, sugar, water, and yeast . Set aside for 5 minutes.
  • Add flour and mix.
  • Let the mixture rise for approximately 1- 2 hours
  • In a large,sauce pan pour vegetable oil into a pot, until it is at least 3 inches (or about 5 centimeters) high (too little will result in flatter balls), and place on low heat.
  • Test to make sure the oil is hot enough by putting a ‘drop’ of batter into the oil. If it is not hot enough, the batter will stay at the bottom of the pot rather than rising to the top.
  • Using your hands grab a little bit of mixture at time and drop in the oil.
  • When the oil is hot enough, use a spoon to dish up the batter, and another spoon or spatula to drop it in the oil, sort of in the shape of a ball.
  • Fry for a few minutes until the bottom side is golden brown.
  • Turn the ball over and fry for a few more minutes until the other side is golden brown.
  • Use a large spoon or something like that to take it out of the oil. I usually place them on napkins right away to soak up some of the excess oil.
  • If desired, you can roll the finished product in table sugar or powdered sugar to make it sweeter


Calories: 397kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 6g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 119mg | Fiber: 3g | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 4.4mg