Mandazi (African Donuts) Recipe, No Yeast


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour(375 g), plus more for dusting
  • ½ cup sugar(100 g)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cardamom
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 1/4 cups milk/water
  • oil, for frying
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cardamom, and salt.  then use a rubber spatula to mix in the egg and coconut milk/Water until the dough comes together. (For those with a machine you can just put all the ingredients in a machine)
  • Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth. Dive the dough into 4 portions. Roll out 1 portion of dough into a circle about ¼-inch (6 ml) thick. Cut into 8 triangles. Repeat with the remaining dough portions.
  • Heat the oil in a large pot until it reaches 350˚F (180˚C).
  • Working in batches, fry the mandazi for 2-3 minutes per side, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve as breakfast or a snack
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