These sweet Nigerian Buns are another delightfully tasty Nigerian street food and snack. This is the kind of snack you definitely won't want around you if you are on a weight loss journey. Like puff puff, you get hooked with the first bite.
Before I ever knew what hot Cross Buns were, these are what come to my mind whenever I heard the song hot Cross Buns.
I used to think it was hot crust buns not hot cross buns I am sure you can relate to the reason why I thought the song referenced these sweet Nigerian Buns ?.
These sweet Nigerian buns are crusty on the outside and soft and warm on the inside. Naturally I grew up thinking the nursery rhyme 'Hot Cross Buns' was talking about these yummy Nigerian Buns. To be honest I never gave it a thought until adulthood during one Easter, I read the story about how the nursery rhyme came about. That was when I searched for hot cross buns and o my was I surprised that I never knew what the true hot cross buns were lol.
We sure learn everyday and now I know that my beloved Nigerian Buns isn't hot cross buns ?.
What are Nigerian Buns?
Nigerian 'Buns' are deep fried Pastry balls. They are crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. These buns are easy to make and takes little of your time. This is a snack you can easily whip up while guests are in the living room. You get to serve it to your guests fresh from the fry pan while succulent and warm. They can be enjoyed with a glass of Chilled homemade Pineapple or Mango juice , If they prefer a drink with some alcohol Pina Colada will do ?
Nigerian Buns go with typically anything even plain milk or hot chocolate. There are so many options to choose from.
What you can serve with Nigerian Buns?
- Zobo drink
- Pina Colada
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I know you are itching to get to the recipe. So let's get cooking!
Here are a few products I would recommend for this recipe
1. Pottella deep square 9.5" copper pan: it has a frying basket, a steamer tray plus you get a free cookbook with it.
2. Frying spoon: This one comes in a set of three. Best value
3. Serving platter: This would be the perfect plate to serve these buns on when you invite guests over.
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Sweet , Crunchy Nigerian Buns
- 500 g All-purpose Flour
- ¼ - ½ Cup Sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- A pinch of Salt
- 2 Eggs
- ¼ Cup Butter
- ¾ Cup milk or water
- About 6 cups cooking oil for deep frying
- Add baking powder to flour and mix.
- Create a well in the middle of the flour
- Pour all the wet ingredients into the well
- Mix until it all comes together. Batter should be thick
- Allow batter rest for 5 mins.
- Heat up the oil.
- With a your hand scoop up the batter and squeeze batter with your hands or ice cream scoop and drop gently into the oil.
- Fry till golden
- Scoop with a frying spoon on to a paper towel lined colander.
- Repeat process till all the batter is fried into buns