Steem Foods // Classic Coconut Candied Puff-Puff (post power up 100%)

Hello my foodies! Today I am going to teach us how to make puff-puff.


Puff-puff is a popular snack in Nigeria and in some other countries in Africa. It is also known as 'buflot' in Ghana, 'ligemat' in Sudan and 'Kala' in Liberia.

Puff-puff is unique since it is not baked but fried in deep hot oil. It has almost the same texture with doughnut when it is fried, but I assure you, it's yummier.

It is now popular as 'small chops' in weddings. It can also be used as dessert.

I have used the basic recipe of my favourite cooking tutor Sisi Yemmie which is available on YouTube but have modified it to suit my taste.


2 cups flour
2 teaspoons yeast
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
Pinch of salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
A handful of grated coconut
1 cup water


I. Sieve the flour to aerate it and remove any debris

II. In a small plate, mix the yeast and little sugar with warm water. Cover it until it becomes foamy. There are instant yeast one can just mix with the flour.

Yeast and sugar mixed in little warm water

III. In the flour, mix all the dry ingredients properly.

IV. Add the yeast solution and egg and mix.

V. Add a little water to make it slightly gelatinous. Do not pour so much water because when the dough rises, it becomes lighter. You can add the shredded coconut now.IMG_20210221_085225_238.jpg

VI. Cover and keep in a warm place until it rises. You can immerse the bowl in semi hot water to fasten the rising process.
My covered dough

VIIWhen it has risen, mix again with your spatula.

VIII. Now you can fry in the already hot oil until golden brown.
I pass the mix between my thumb and index finger to get round balls


IX. Voila, your coconut candied puff-puff is ready to be eaten.

Mine was made as breakfast and taken with a cup of tea.

Now you have learnt something new. Thanks for reading.
cc @ngoenyi

Comments 7

Puff-puff very interesting name madam....i will try to cook follow your recipe..



30.03.2021 05:03

@jikrul88, Puff-Puff is a very delicious snack. Just give it a try, I promise you will not regret it.

30.03.2021 08:09

okk..i will..

30.03.2021 08:41

Wow, puf puf. I like it a lot and you procedure and very simple. I will try it out. Thanks for sharing

30.03.2021 14:43

You are very welcome @ngoenyi. It really is simple and yummy especially with the coconut.

30.03.2021 14:53

Hello :

Thank you so much for sharing your delicious recipe in SteemFoods Community. I will vote for this post on 02.04.2020 with the -steemcurator06 account. Keep producing content in the SteemFoods Community. :)

30.03.2021 22:52

Thanks so much.

31.03.2021 03:33