Also known as Swahili Bun
Preparation time: 10 minutes + 20-30 minutes resting time; Cooking time: 30 minutes Makes: 15-40 depending on size and thickness of rolled dough
- 300g (10.5oz, 21/3 cup) all purpose flour
- 2¼ teaspoons baking powder
- 1½ teaspoons ground cardamom
- ¼ cup (50g, 2oz) sugar
- 50g (2oz, 3 tablespoons( margarine or butter
- 1 egg, beaten
- 60ml (¼ cup) buttermilk or plain yoghurt or milk
- 80ml (1/3 cup) warm water
- Sift the flour, baking powder, cardamom and sugar. Rub in the margarine. Make a well in the centre of the flour.
- Add the egg, buttermilk and warm water and mix to a very soft, almost sticky dough. Turn on a well-floured surface and knead for 5 minutes until very soft and elastic.
- Divide into 2 balls, flatten the balls on a well floured surface, cover and let rest for 20-30 minutes.
- Roll the doughs into quarter inch thickness and cut to your desired shape. Deep-fry at 380°F until golden brown on both sides. I just fried mine on the stove top. Serve….
- If you don’t have milk you can add 60ml water. The texture will be slightly different.
- For cup measures: spoon the flour into the cup, heaping it up over the top, then slide a knife across the top to level off the extra. Be careful not to shake or tap the cup to settle down the flour or you will have more than you need. I use a 240ml, American cup.
- Last Updated: December, 18, 2017