Discover the delightful world of Mandazis, delectable pastries reminiscent of donuts, beloved across Kenya. These treats make a splendid snack on their own or accompanied by a steaming beverage. This recipe unveils the art of kneading, ensuring irresistibly soft and flavorful results.
For a delightful twist, consider infusing your Mandazis with a burst of citrusy freshness by adding zesty lemon or orange zest. Alternatively, elevate their essence by introducing a dash of aromatic spices like cinnamon, cloves, or nutmeg.
- 600g Self Raising Flour OR 600g all-purpose flour and 6tsp baking powder
- 6 tbsp Sugar
- 1 tbsp Margarine or Soft Butter
- 2 Eggs
- 1 cup Milk
- 1-2 tbsp Cinnamon Powder (optional)
- Mix the flour, cinnamon, margarine, and sugar in a suitable bowl. Ensure that the margarine is well incorporated into the flour.
- In a separate bowl, whisk the egg into the milk.
- Create a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the milk and egg mixture. Slowly mix to form a cohesive dough.
- Knead the dough for 3-4 minutes or until it no longer sticks to the sides of the bowl and has a smooth surface.
- Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let it rest for 15 minutes.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into a 1cm thick sheet.
- Using a sharp small knife, cut the dough into your desired mini mandazi size, setting aside the pieces for deep frying.
- Heat oil in a suitable pot and carefully dip the mandazi pieces. Cook until they turn light brown on one side, then flip and cook the second side.
- Serve the mini mandazi warm or cold. Enjoy!