Mama’s Puff Puff –Guest Post from Lola Jaye, author of Being Lara and By the Time You Read This
To me, Puff Puff is simply delicious! A spongy, round doughnut that, with every bite, takes me back to being a nine-year-old, running around the yard as the aroma of frying Puff Puff filled my nostrils, knowing I would soon get the call to “Come and take!”
- 1 cup plain flour
- 2 ¼ teaspoons yeast
- 5 oz water
- Sugar (to taste)
- Pinch of salt
- Cooking oil (for deep frying)
Using your fingertips, mix the above ingredients (minus the oil) in a bowl until soft and fluffy (this may take a while and a lot of strength!). Mix well and into a dropping consistency. Cover and keep someplace warm for at least four hours or overnight.
Heat oil in a frying pan—when hot (test by putting a drop of batter into the oil; the batter will rise to the top if hot enough) place dollops (or balls) of the mixture into the pan for a few minutes until golden brown. Carefully take out the balls with a spoon (please be careful, the oil is very hot) and place them on a paper towel to soak up the oil, then sprinkle with sugar if desired. Now, you’re all set!
(Serves: 1 to 2—depending on how hungry you are!)