How to make the Chin chin – This snack is a very popular Nigerian snack that doesn’t last on the Table at all if done right and different people have their preferences ranging from the really hard ones to the really soft ones. My preference is just in-between and thats the recipe I have shared below. However, I have given some tips below on how you can make the soft or the hard version so you could choose your preference.
♦Don’t be afraid to roll out your dough – yes, roll it out flat it’s chin chin not Doughnut
♦Don’t be in a haste to eat your chin chin, let it cool down properly in order for you to enjoy the crunch.
♦If you are using powdered milk just dissolve 2 Tbs of powder milk in 8Tbsp of water then use the required amount in the recipe (6 to 7 Tbsp) and drink the rest!
Chin chin variations
If you want the super soft chin chin with little to no crunch then add 1 extra tablespoons of butter and an extra 1/4 tsp of baking powder
If you are a fan of the super hard chin chin leave out the Egg and the baking powder; at this point your dough will be hard but if you find it too hard to work then add about 1/2 to 1 tablespoon of milk to make it workable.
**I always use the standard US standard measuring cup for my all my measurements and you can check for the unit conversion on this link
- 2 1/4 cups of all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup of sugar
- A pinch of Salt
- 1/4 teaspoon of Baking Powder
- 1 large egg
- 5 to 6 Tbsp of Milk
- 2 1/2 Tbsp of melted Butter
- vegetable oil for frying
- Mix the Flour, baking powder, Sugar, and Nutmeg together in a Bowl
- Add the Egg, Melted Butter and Milk to the dry mixture and mix together until a dough is formed
- Knead the dough for a couple of minutes (about 2 to 4 minutes) and roll it out into a thin sheet of about a 1/4 to 1/6 inch thickness and use a pizza cutter or a knife to cut the dough into tiny pieces as shown in the video above
- Fry until golden brown and allow to cool completely before serving. Enjoy!
- I use the standard US standard measuring cup for my all my measurements and you can check for the unit conversion on this link