African Buns is the closest sibling to the African Puff Puff. It is basically a fried dough or let’s say more of a thick batter without yeast. These delicious Nigerian Buns are crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside.
Buns are extremely popular roadside snacks all over Nigeria. They are usually sold as snacks and they are often seen on the roadside being fried in a large fry pan also, they are being sold by a hawker or vendor from a portable stall.
The Nigerian Buns are eaten mainly as a snack but they can also be eaten as breakfast served with tea. Though these Buns are deep fried just like the African Puff Puffthey do not absorb as much Oil as the Puff puff and the best part is, you can throw all the ingredients together and your Buns is ready in less than 30 minutes.
These are so delicious when served hot or at room temperature. These snacks would be great for a party, side dish for a meal, a snack… just about anytime you want!
If you make this recipe, I’d love to see pictures of your creations on Instagram and Facebook.#afropotluck
P.S Don’t make big Balls else the Buns will not cook inside
- 3 Cups All-purpose Flour
- 1/4 Cup Sugar
- 2 Teaspoons baking powder
- A pinch of Salt
- 3 Eggs
- 1/4 Cup Butter
- 3/4 Cup fat-free or reduced fat milk - You can also dilute the liquid can milk in a 50:50 ratio or just use plain Water
- Enough Vegetable oil enough for deep frying
- Mix the Flour, Sugar, Baking powder and Salt together in a bowl.
- Add the Eggs and Milk and mix together until combined
- Scoop the Batter into the Oil (Make little Balls) - I used an Ice cream scoop.
- Fry until golden Brown and ENJOY.