This post covers the following topics:
- What is Nigerian Buns?
- How to prepare Nigerian Buns
- Description of Nigerian Buns
- Ingredients for Nigerian Buns making
- Batter making procedures for Nigerian buns
- Precautions when baking Nigerian Buns
WHAT IS NIGERIAN BUNS?
In case you have not heard of Nigerian Buns before, it is a popular snacks sold in almost every snack shop in Nigeria. Nigerian buns is so popular that every kids know it and almost everyone enjoys taking it with soft drinks in hot afternoons or after a stressful work. In fact, eighty percent of building sites workers love to have cold drinks and lots of well-made buns around during their resting period just because of its nutrition and sweet taste. Buns served with cold drinks relieves stress and activates your strength to do more for that reason it has become a snack that only few can say no to it.
HOW TO PREPARE NIGERIAN BUNS
Though many people like Nigerian buns but only few know how the buns is being made. Knowing how to prepare Nigerian buns in the comfort of your kitchen can save you the disappointment of not seeing your regular buns seller around your working environment each day. Besides, your children need it as well to serve as their afternoon lunch so making it at home can help the buns take care of the family lunch at least once or twice a week.
There is only one way you can prepare your Nigerian buns but there are several ways you can make your mixture for the buns. By this I mean, there are different options available for you to make any Nigerian buns of your choice in terms of taste and quality.
The quality and taste of the buns depends on the ingredients and your frying skills. Accurate mixture of ingredients gives you accurate buns quality while additional tasty ingredients gives you more tasty Nigerian buns. Once you become an expert in buns making, you can make your buns to taste better or give you the kind of flavor you want even more than those sold in snacks shops.
Making the popular Nigerian buns is not as difficult as you may think. All you need is to get the primary knowledge of making the buns. Then make some for yourself and later start improving on it to get your best taste. Meanwhile, this post will give you details of how you can prepare quality Nigerian buns just like the one you used to buy in the snacks shops.
DESCRIPTION OF NIGERIAN BUNS
By description, the popular Nigerian buns is dark brown in color with white spongy or foamy oiled-bread inside. It is crunchy outside and appears like oiled bread inside. Though some may have a different look inside but the difference must not be confused with that of Nigerian puff puff which is very soft inside and soaks oil inside.
INGREDIENTS FOR NIGERIAN BUNS MAKING
To make any of your favorite Nigerian buns here are what you need to have in your kitchen.:
All purpose flour
Sugar (powdered) or Honey
Vanilla extract (not mandatory) or Nutmeg
BATTER MAKING PROCEDURES FOR THE NIGERIAN BUNS
From these ingredients, let us prepare a home-made Nigerian buns with vanilla extract flavor.
Measure out 400 grams of all-purpose flour, 3 tablespoon of butter, 1 tablespoon of baking powder, 100 grams of sugar or honey, 1 tablespoon of salt, 150ml of clean water, 1 raw egg, vanilla extract, and one bottle of vegetable oil.
The Mixing Process for the ingredients:
Mix the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and any other dry ingredients first until it becomes uniformly mixed.
Add your butter into the dry mixture and mix to form crumble.
Pour the raw egg into the mixture and add little water then stir the mixture until everything appears even and forms a thick stretchy batter. This is where serious technical work is required. You need to add the water little by little to have thicker batter if you desire harder buns. Remember to keep mixing everything properly while adding the water and do not over add water or overdue the mixture. You need to stop the moment you achieve your desired thick stretchy batter.
Position your shallow frying pan, add the vegetable oil and heat it moderately to get good hotness but not smoking oil hotness.
If you were able to make thick stretchy batter you can mold it into balls before dropping and frying them batch by batch in the frying pan. However, if you weren’t able to make the thick stretchy batter you can use shallow spoon to scup the batter one by one until you finish frying all the batter into balls of Nigerian buns.
PRECAUTIONS WHEN BAKING NIGERIAN BUNS
You need to allow the oil to get hot but not too hot. If the oil is not hot enough it wouldn’t be able to hold the batter together while frying and the buns tends to soak more oil. But if the oil is too hot, it will make the outside of the buns to done before the inside. The end result may be a fried buns that the inside is not well cooked. To achieve a good result the oil must be in a moderate hot temperature.
You need to fry the buns batch by batch according to the size of your frying pan.
Before adding a new batch, reduce your heating source so that the oil temperature can reduce and increase the heating source after sometime. This helps the buns to cook very well.
Do not add too many buns in a batch if your fly pan is small. This may cause uneven cooking where some did not cook properly.
Turn the buns upside down after sometime to allow each sides have even cooking.
Spent bout 20minutes in frying each batch of the buns.