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Easy Mandazi

Recipe Courtesy - @Africanbites

Ingredients
  • ½ cup warm water
  • 2½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ -1/3 cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all purpose flour plus more
  • 2-3 Tablespoons grated coconut or coconut flakes
  • ½ teaspoon crushed cardamom spice
  • ½ teaspoon grated nutmeg or cinnamon
  • ½ cup evaporated milk /coconut milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoon melted butter
  • Powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar to sprinkle
  • Caramel sauce
  • Vegetable oil for deep-frying


Instructions
  1. In a large bowl combine all the dry ingredients, flour, sugar, baking salt, sugar, cardamom spice and nutmeg. Whisk together
  2. Gently add all the liquid ingredients, eggs, butter and milk. Combine until mixture comes together and dough is smooth. If it is too sticky add a little bit of flour. If too hard add a little bit of water. Dough should not be too sticky, when touched, err on the side of less flour than more flour.
  3. Roll out dough in to 1 inch thick. Cut in bite size    pieces or triangles like in the picture.
  4. In a large,sauce pan pour vegetable oil, until it is at least 3 inches (or about 5 centimeters) high (too little will result in flatter mandazi and place on medium heat until oil is 350 degrees.
  5. Fry until golden brown about 3-5 minutes depending on size. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper napkin. Serve warm


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