May 7, 2021

MAGWINYA (FAT CAKES)

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Ingredients

4 servings

  1. 3 1/2 cups flour
  2. 5 g yeast (half a packet)
  3. 1 tsp salt
  4. 1 1/2 tbs sugar
  5. 1-2 litre oil
  6. Warm water

Steps

  1. Pour half a cup of warm water and yeast in a jug so it starts bubbling.  
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients together and pour the yeast mixture and stir.  
  3. Pour the warm water into the flour mixture gradually, stir until the mixture is soft but not too watery or runny.  
  4. Knead the dough with your hands for about 10 to 15 minutes (don’t skimp on the time to avoid hard magwinya). You can use a mixer if you have one with dough hooks until dough pulls away from the bowl.  
  5. Cover the dough with a cloth or plastic and let it rest for at least 1 hour at room temp.  
  6. Roll out the dough on a floured surface to avoid sticking. Cut with round or rectangular cutters.  
  7. Fry in hot oil until golden  
  8. Enjoy.

Credit: cookpad.com

Picture: aza’s Kitchen

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