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Puff Puff with a little twist

Hi Everyone, thanks again for stopping by my blog! I know its been forever, I just have been so busy, like really busy and I haven’t had time to sit to blog or even read my favorite blogs. I have been doing some traveling and also there just seems to be one thing or another going on every single weekend. These are all excuses so I am pumped and ready to get back into blogging consistently(fingers crossed.)

I love puff puff, its just so yummy and also such a simple snack to make. I decided to make this puff puff with a little twist because even though I love it just the way it is, I found a way to enjoy it better with a bit of pepper. I love spicy food and every spicy food lover would appreciate this twist. I first tasted this when I was 9 years old and lets just say it made me love puff puffs even more. My favorite part of the whole pastry is actually the crunchy ends due to slight imperfections.


Ingredients: Makes about 60 small size puff puffs

500g flour

150g white sugar

1 teaspoon yeast

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

2 cups of lukewarm water


Dried pepper or habanero pepper (based on tolerance level)


Using a scale measure your flour and sugar

Add the sugar to the flour

Add the yeast and nutmeg 

Add water

Using a hand mixer at lower, mix until smooth and  lump free (about 2 minutes). The hand mixer makes this process so easy.

It should look like this

Cover your mix with a foil paper and put in a dark spot for 1.5hrs. I put mine in my oven or sometimes my kitchen cabinet.

 After 1.5 hrs your mix should look like the image below. It should be fully risen and have a stretch to it.

Heat your oil  to 350degrees Fahrenheit in your deep fryer. An alternative is to also use a deep pot.

Chop your habanero pepper and then add to your mix OR add your dried pepper into the mix

Using your hand scoop the mix into your hand and drop into hot oil. Alternatively you can use a spoon(it determines size) to scoop it. I just prefer doing it the traditional way.

Let it fry until golden brown

Take out of the deep fryer and place on paper towel to remove excess oil 


 With a little jazz for extra sweetness (sprinkled confectioners sugar)



  1. June 17, 2011 / 6:14 pm

    waooo…. great twist.Looks Yum!!yeiiiii@Entering it for the contest!!… I AM EXCITED! please E-mail it to me so I can post it on my blog when the time comes 🙂

  2. June 17, 2011 / 8:24 pm

    This is my favorite puff-puff. That dash of pepper makes all the difference!

  3. June 20, 2011 / 7:48 am

    Wow,that looks so delicious!I think I need to try to make them!

  4. June 20, 2011 / 11:06 am

    I LOVE puff puff but I've never tried making it myself. Perhaps this is an incentive to try! Wow, this twist sounds great – so it's just as sweet as normal but also spicy? I can't wait to try it.

    Welcome back 🙂

  5. June 20, 2011 / 8:32 pm

    Puff Puff with pepper? Now, that is very different (especially 'cos I love spicy food)…I can't wait to try this one out!

  6. June 20, 2011 / 10:13 pm

    This is awesome. Loving the creativity involved in this. You go girl! lol.

  7. June 21, 2011 / 4:42 am

    Titi's Passion is back!!!
    Hmmmn, spicy puff puff?! Never tried it, but I'm open.
    Definitely adding this to my list of things to try.

  8. June 21, 2011 / 5:16 am

    i'm not familiar with these but they look delish. i had a potato thing that looked similar recently…

  9. June 21, 2011 / 8:29 am

    It's almost 3:30am and my mouth is watering!!
    Thanks for the recipe and I'm definitely trying this soon.
    It's my first time here and I love it already :o)

  10. June 23, 2011 / 5:10 am

    Puffs puff with pepper…that's a serious twist…but they look amazing…awesome job as always

  11. June 24, 2011 / 8:18 am

    @ 9ja foodie, am excited!
    @ Myne glad someone else has tried it before.
    @ Vickii, yes its just like normal puff puff with the sweetness and the extra kick just explodes in your mouth, let me know how it goes when you try it.
    @ Adiya thanks dear:)
    Thanks @ Bukky, Stella and Gbemisoke.

  12. Ayo Onakoya
    June 25, 2011 / 5:14 pm

    I bet it tastes as yummy as it looks! Reminds me of tobi's naming ceremony. Way to go girl!

  13. June 27, 2011 / 2:12 am

    Quick update:
    I bought a mixer just so that I can try this ecipe out.. Do I really need a scale though, cant' I just "guesstimate"? Thing is, I don't bake at all, so I doubt that I'll need it after now…
    What do you think?

  14. June 27, 2011 / 3:44 am

    Hey gbemi, am grinning @ u buying the mixer, am sure u will enjoy it. You don't have to get a scale, I went ahead and found measurements in cups instead.
    Instead of 500g flour use 4 cups of flour and use 2/3 cup of sugar for 150g sugar. If you have a cup set it shod have the 1/3 cup option. Hope this helps:) let me know how it turns out.

  15. June 30, 2011 / 10:49 pm

    These look delicious! I love puffpuff and spicy foods, so these are a winner in my book. Way to go dear!

  16. July 5, 2011 / 3:13 am

    Thanks a lot Titi.
    I finally tried it today and it was really good!
    Congrats on your win over at 9jaFoodie's

  17. Anonymous
    July 6, 2011 / 9:42 pm

    puff-puff alata yeri-yeri

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