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Ginger "Puff Puff" recipe

Updated: Aug 31, 2022

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 they're perfect for vegans too!


  • Bowl

  • Wood spoon

  • Processor/blender

  • Saucepan for deep frying

  • Ice cream scoop



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

2. Add all the ingredients into 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 a 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 a kitchen roll.

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

SACO Ginger Flakes

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