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Thursday, April 1, 2010

African donuts/mandazi semi sweet bread

Ingredients :

* 6 1/2 cup all purpose flour
* 6tbs oil
* 1 cup sugar
* 1 egg beaten
* 31/2 tsp instant yeast
* 2tsp custard powder
* 3/4 ground cardamom pwder
* 11/2cup water
* 4 cup oil for deep fry

Method :

Mix the flour,6tbs oil,sugar,egg,yeast,custard powder,cardamom powder togethere in a large mixing bowl.

add the water gradually knead the mixture to form soft pliable dough.turn it out on to a work surface /kitchen cabinate/some plain surface and knead thorughly with ur finger tips make the dough like chapati dough consistency.it should b very soft and springy.

cover with moistened towel or plastic sheet and placei n a warm palce to rise for about 3 hrs,it will b almost double in size.

knead once more for 4-5 minutes and then roll the dough in to large rectangle ablout 1/2 inch thick.

cut into strips about 3 inches wide and cut the strips either squares or rectangles/triangles.

sprinkle some extra flour on a flat surface and lay the dough pieces out to rise for about 15 minutes .

heat the oil in a large deep skillet over medium-high heat,when it's hot deep fry the pieces on both sides,tapping them with slotted spoon untill they puff up and turn to golden brown colour.

drain on paper towels                                          


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