Newsletter January 2012 – Recipes From The Melting Pot: Mandazi: Kenyan Doughnuts

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Recipes From The Melting Pot: Mandazi: Kenyan Doughnuts


Two cups warm water
Four cups white wheat flour
One teaspoon baking powder
Half a cup sugar Pinch of salt
Two tablespoons butter or margarine
Quarter cup warm milk
One egg, lightly beaten


When preparing the dough, bring all the liquid ingredients to room temperature and knead them together with the dry ingredients until the dough is smooth. To make sure that the Mandazis are not oily, use hot corn oil for cooking. Test the oil by putting a small piece of dough into the pan. The dough should gradually sizzle and turn brown.

You know that you can cut whatever shapes you want for the Mandazi before gently placing into the hot oil (should be about 360 F).

Be careful not to splash dough into the hot oil because it is dangerous and can cause severe burns!

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