By now, most of you know that I love making, eating and developing all sorts of African beignets (also called puff-puff), recipes. This delicacy is very popular throughout sub-Saharan Africa. It might be known under different names but the cooking process is roughly the same everywhere.
I thought I would do a roundup of succulent puff-puff recipes that would make you fall in love with them like never before. For those of you that are just discovering them, I guarantee that you will not be bored with this selection. I would suggest, trying different recipes, at least one per week. Wait. We can even create a special puff-puff month…stay tuned.
I have selected these recipes because I find them original and easy to follow.
I stumbled on this recipe and started salivating as I was reading the post! LOL The ingredients are not hard to find and are most likely already in for your pantry. You can always adjust the sugar quantity to make them less sweet if you desire. This recipe is definitely a keeper!
Tip: Making puff puffs takes practice! The more you make them, the easier it gets and the better they taste.
Okay, I might be a little biased here since this is one of my recipes. But…it is absolutely delicious. You can get most of your flavor from the mango sauce. If you are a mango lover, you will feel right at home with this recipe.
This is not your typical puff-puff recipe, but I thought that it was quite interesting for anybody who is allergic to gluten or doesn’t use all purpose flour. You can still enjoy these puff-puffs with gluten free flour while getting creative with it!
African beignets go well with almost everything! Think about fruits or flavors that you enjoy the most and try to incorporate them into your puff-puffs. You will be amazed! I love eating raspberry and fried pineapple. Fried pineapple is my food revelation for this year! It tastes incredibly good and can be made on the grill or in a pan. Lately, I have been trying to incorporate that into anything I am creating. So, don’t be surprised if you find fried pineapple in upcoming recipes! LOL
These puff puffs are a great choice if you have a sweet tooth. The cinnamon sugar with the caramel sauce work perfectly together. This recipe will not disappoint. Although this recipe requires active yeast, you can always substitute it for a self-rising flour if you don’t feel comfortable dealing with active yeast. I, personally, am a frenemy of active yeast! We have good days and bad days. Just saying…lol
There you have it, friends. I do hope this helps you and inspires you to go on your own puff puffs making journey. Enjoy yourself, have fun making them and please do share what you come up with!!