Easy Mandazi- East African Beignet made easier and quicker with self-rising flour or baking powder.
Keyword easy recipes, fried snack, quick and easy
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 15minutes
Total Time 35minutes
2cupsall purpose flour plus more
2 1/2teaspoonbaking powder
1/2 teaspoon teaspoon salt
¼ -1/3 cupcup sugar
1/2 teaspoon crushed cardamom spice
1/2 teaspoongrated nutmeg or cinnamon
2-3Tablespoons grated coconut or coconut flakes
1 large egg
3tablespoons melted butter
1/2 cup evaporated milk /coconut milk
warm wateras needed
Powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar to sprinkle
Vegetable oil for deep-frying
In a large bowl combine all the dry ingredients, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, sugar, cardamom spice and nutmeg. Whisk together
Gently add all the liquid ingredients, eggs, butter and milk. Combine until mixture comes together and dough is smooth. If it is too sticky add a little bit of flour. If too hard add a little bit of water. Dough should not be too sticky, when touched, err on the side of less flour than more flour.
Roll out dough in to 1 inch thick. Cut in bite size pieces or triangles like in the picture.
In a large sauce pan pour vegetable oil, until it is at least 3 inches (or about 5 centimeters) high (too little will result in flatter mandazi and place on medium heat until oil is 350 degrees.
Fry until golden brown about 3-5 minutes depending on size. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper napkin. Serve warm