Mandazi (African donuts)

Hi everybody!
How is the beginning of the summer going?
I was already looking forward to share this recipe wth you; it´s funny that the african Mandazi and Spanish rolls are made almost the same way but usually Mandazi have a triangular shape.
Mandazi is originally from Eastern Africa, is very easy to prepare, can be eaten with almost any food or dips or just a simple snack with a nice cup of tea.
Madazi are similar to doughnuts but less sweet, that´s why you can add some honey, sugar or even chocolate when you eat them.
As I said, this is very easy to prepare, I´m sure the kids will like this recipe but also the grown ups…I warn you..you can not eat just one 😉
Here I show you my version of Mandazi, I hope you like it!
Ingredients:
40 gr sugar
450 gr flower
1 egg
2 tablespoons of yeast
1 tablespoon of baking powder
200 ml coconut milk
2 tablespoons butter
cinnamon
ground cardamom (2-4 tablespoons)
Cooking oil
Mix all the ingredients well until you have a homogeneous mixture, you can add more flour if needed so the dough doesn´t get stuck on your fingers and is smooth.
Cover the dough with a clean cloth and let rise in a warm place for about one hour.
Then, when the dough has doubled in size, knead again and extend it well, and cut it into a triangle (it can also be shaped like little balls if you prefer)

Heat the cooking oil and fry the Mandazi until they get a golden color.

You can sprinkle with coconut, powdered sugar and cinnamon or honey, remember that they don´t have so much sugar.
I hope you try this at home and let me know how it was 🙂 They are delicious!!
Have a nice weekend,
Cheers, Bea.

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