Mandazi (African Donuts)


1 can of coconut milk warmed

1/2 cup oil

3/4 cup sugar

1 egg

2 teaspoons instant quick rise yeast

1/2 tsp salt

1.5 teaspoons cardamom powder

3.5 cups all purpose flour (you can add more of your dough is too sticky)

2 teaspoons fennel seeds slightly crushed


In your mixer add the yeast, the warm milk and sugar and let it stand for 5 minutes. Then add the salt, cardamom, fennel seeds, and egg. Using your dough hook gradually add the flour. Mix till it’s not sticky any more. Cover and let it rise till it’s doubled in size.

Roll it out on a floured surface and using a pizza cutter cut it into triangles. In a wok heat oil on medium heat. When hot add the triangles and fry till dark golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Dust with sugar and sweetened shredded coconut and serve. Share the love and inspire me to come up with more fabulous recipes for you'll by taking a picture and sending it to me. Happy Cooking