Cookbook:Mandazi (East African Doughnuts)
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|Mandazi (East African Doughnuts)|
Mandazi are East African doughnuts that originated from places like Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania. They are popular as a street food.
Ingredients[edit | edit source]
- 4 milk cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for working the dough
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- 8 tbsp sugar
- ½ tsp ground cloves (optional)
- 2 tbsp margarine or butter, at room temperature
- 2 cups water
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- Vegetable oil for frying
Procedure[edit | edit source]
- Sift together the flour and baking powder in a bowl.
- Mix in the salt, lemon zest, sugar, and cloves.
- Rub in the butter until the flour becomes coarse.
- Combine the vanilla and water, then mix this into the flour mixture to get a firm dough.
- Knead the dough for about 2 minutes until it no longer sticks to your hands. Set aside to rest for 10 minutes.
- Flour a work surface, and roll out the dough to about 1-inch thickness.
- Cut the dough into 10 equal squares, then roll each square into a ball.
- Heat a pan of oil over medium heat. Deep fry the mandazi in batches of 5 for about 10 minutes or until they are puffed, brown all over, and cooked through.
- Remove when it is fully done and enjoy your delicious East African Doughnuts.