Ginger "Puff Puff" recipe

Ginger puff puff made with saco ginger flakes
Ginger puff puff made with saco ginger flakes

Puff-Puff, Mikate, Gbofloto, Beignet… these are only some of the names given to this delicious African snack food. It can be served for breakfast, snack time or even as a dinner party dessert. The recipe has many versions, but here will show you how to make the puff puff with self-raising flour. The ingredients are quite basic, all you need is:

• Self-rising flour,

• Sugar

• Water

• Oil to deep fry

The fun part is that you can decide what to add to the mix for extra flavour. Our favourites are the ginger puff-puff and the banana puff-puff, but you can add anything you want – coconut, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange or lemon zest… you name it! Oh... I almost forgot! We don't put any eggs or dairy, so their perfect for vegan too!


  • Bowl

  • Wood spoon

  • Processor/blender

  • Saucepan for deep frying

  • Ice cream scoop


• 3 cups Self-rising flour,

• 1 ½ cup Sugar

• 1 ½ - Water

• 4 tsp SACO Ginger Flakes

• Frying oil


1. Put SACO Ginger Flakes in a processor and pulse until it looks like fine flour.

2. Add all the ingredients in a bowl then mix.

3. Pour the oil into a deep pot until it is half full and preheat

4. Use an ice cream scoop to scoop up the batter mix and drop it in the hot oil – this will help you create a round shape. Keep a cup of warm water close by to wet the scoop after every 4-5 scoops.

5. Fry for few minutes on one side, then turn on the other side with the help of a skimmer.

6. Once they are golden brown, remove from the oil and place on Kitchen roll.

7. Serve plain or with maple source, chocolate souce, vanilla ice cream... or anything you fancy.