•This recipe takes you through the steps to produce this snack.
•Mandazi is a form of soft bread popular on the Kenyan coast.
Mandazi is a form of soft bread popular on the Kenyan coast.
It is our African doughnut, that is truly addictive.
This recipe takes you through the steps to produce this filling snack.
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
- ¾ cup canned coconut milk
- 1 large egg
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 ½ all-purpose flour
- lemon zest and lemon juice (optional)
- 1 teaspoon crushed cardamom spice
- 1 teaspoon grated nutmeg or cinnamon
- powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar to sprinkle
- Vegetable oil for deep frying
In a large bowl add the warm water, coconut milk, salt, sugar, and yeast. Set aside for 5 minutes. Add egg mixture. Then add 3 ½ cups flour, cardamom, nutmeg, lemon zest, and lemon juice and continue mixing by hand or in a stand mixer.
Lightly turn the dough on a floured surface then kneed until all ingredients have been combined.
Place dough in a greased bowl, turning once to coat. Cover loosely with a clean cloth and let rise in a warm, draft-free place for 1 to 2 hours or until it rises.
After it has rested. Roll out dough into 1 inch thick then cut it bite-size.
In a large, pan pour vegetable oil, until it is at least 3 inches high. Ensure the oil is very hot.
Fry until golden brown about 3-5 minutes depending on size. Then remove with a slotted spoon to drain excess oil.
Let them cool, before serving with hot chocolate, tea, or masala tea.