African Food Box enjoy African Puff Puff at home

African Food Box brings the taste of Africa to peoples homes from savoury to sweet treats such as Africans famous Puff Puff’s.

What is a Puff Puff? Puff Puff is a traditional African snack which stretches from Eastern to Southern edges of West Africa, where they are mostly known as mandazi. They are dough like pastry balls, which are sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon and comes with chocolate to dip the balls within.

These nutmeg-spiced dough ball is a traditional sweet snack, integral to every birthday party, wedding and naming ceremony. They can be seen frying in many street stalls across the continent and are best eaten warm. The tasty puff puff comes with complementing toppings such as rich chocolate sauce, chunky peanuts and or aromatic cinnamon sugar.

I was gifted a courtesy box of the famous Puff Puff to recreate at home thanks to African Food Box.

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African Food Box is a meal kit delivery service that aims to bring the delicious flavours of Africa to the convenience of your home. They pride themselves on curating authentic food experiences, by providing you with pre measured high quality ingredients, easy to follow recipe cards and handy extras, so that your cooking experience is stress free and waste free. Just build your box, wait for deliver, cook and eat.

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African Food Box’s mission is to innovatively to introduce African food to our homes.

Puff Puff golden balls of delight

Upon receiving my African Food Box I was excited in trying these out as I have always heard about these African sweet treats which can be found cooked within many markets within Africa. I leant that Puff Puff are a traditional snack which is made of fried dough and variations are seen across the continent. Plus that it is paired usually with a glass of malt.

The box consists of 5g yeast, 5g sugar, 250g flour, 50g sugar, 1.5g nutmeg, 5g salt, 15g cinnamon sugar, 5g roasted peanuts, 30g chocolate sauce, wood skewers and instruction card. The extra ingredients that was additionally required was water and oil to fry the balls.

Following the instruction card I found making these golden balls of Puff Puff a delight. Mixing, proofing, scooping and frying it was super easy. Within around an 1 hour and 10 minutes I had a plate of the famous Puff Puff.

To me they tasted similar to churros and the hot fried doughnuts you can buy when visiting the seaside or funfair. However these freshly baked balls once cooked are not as doughy as our traditional doughnuts making them fluffier and more moorish. Plus the chocolate, sugar and cinnamon topping made it that extra indulgent.

How many could you eat ?


Rating: 5 out of 5.

Puff Puff balls are prefect for those who love such sweet treats of churros or doughnuts. They are dough balls of fluffiness, crispiness and extremely tasty. The box came with everything needed to make a plate of Puff Puff which there was enough for 4 and the recipe card made them easy to create at home. If you are not one for sweet treats though African Food Box also sell savoury African delights which you can recreate at home.

Highly recommend these Puff Puff’s if you are missing hot doughnuts or churros. Perfect as a treat, or to serve at your next birthday party or celebration.

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Thanks to African Food Box for the delicious traditional Puff Puff. All views are my own honest view.

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