By Femi Paseda
Nigerian buns are a big favourite of ours, particularly because it is crunchy on the outside and then soft and sweet on the inside. This is a big snack for us here in Nigeria, but the thing is that only a few people know how to get it right. If you want the perfect buns which do not leave any after-taste in your mouth, let’s jump right into the recipe.
Prep Time: 10 mins.
Cook Time: 30 mins.
Total Time: 40 mins.
Servings: 5 people
- 150 ml water
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract optional
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 100g sugar substitute with honey
- 1 tsp salt
- Vegetable oil for frying
- 400g all-purpose flour
- 3 tbsp of butter
- In a mixing dish, combine all of the dry ingredients along with the butter to make a crumble.
- Mix in the egg and water until a smooth, stretchable mixture forms, then gradually add water to the flour until the required consistency is achieved. Make sure the batter is not overworked.
- Heat vegetable oil in a shallow pan over medium heat until it is hot.
- To see if the oil is ready, drop a small amount of batter into it. It’s done when the batter floats on top.
- Drop the batter in small batches into the hot oil, being careful not to overcrowd it.
- Reduce the heat to low and continue to fry the buns until golden brown and cooked through.
- Rep until you’ve used up all of the batter mixtures.