Chin Chin is a popular fried snack in west Africa . It is fried dough, made mainly from either wheat or cassava flour, sweetened with sugar and flavored with nutmeg, vanilla or any other flavor of choice.
Chin Chin is a common snack served at parties and celebrations. It is also prepared during festive seasons like the Eids, Christmas,New year,Easter amongst others.
There is no Christmas without chin chin my home 😀. Now that I have made the introductions let’s go the recipe . This recipe is rich in taste as no water was added .It also has a twist to it as I added coconut flakes.
1.5 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
Salt to taste
1 tbsp Cooking oil
1/3cup liquid milk
Nutmeg and vanilla for flavor
1/3 cup Coconut flakes optional
Cooking oil for frying.
1.In a clean bowl. Break in egg, add sugar,pinch of salt,one table spoon cooking oil, and flavors (I used nutmeg and vanilla), 1/3cup of milk, then whisk.
2. Sieve in 1/2cup of flour and 1 tablespoon baking powder into mix. *If you are using a hand mixer this is the point you change your whisks pins to a kneading pin.
If you are not using a hand mixer I recommend a spatula for this .
3.Stir in flour and baking powder . Add in one cup of flour and a dough should form . If your dough doesn’t form, you can add in more flour till you obtain dough.
4.Add coconut flakes to dough and knead into ball.
5.This is the final stage before frying, and is done in many different ways. The most common method is spreading the dough on a board or flat surface, then slicing it into long lines before cutting into tiny cubes.
This is the final stage .
6.Make sure your cooking oil is mildly heated before you start frying . Add cubes into pan and stir at intervals .Fry until golden brown .
7.Allow it to air for some minutes before eating. If you plan to store them, I advise to let it air a bit longer . The more it airs, the harder it gets .
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Happy eating .