When you’re craving something sweet, why not go for a traditional, Nigerian dessert? Filled with local ingredients and fruits, these delicacies are sure to please the entire family. You could also prepare a couple of these for any dinner party you might be hosting, and they will surely be a show stopper!
Shuku Shuku is Coconut-based dessert that is mouthwateringly tasty. Start by preheating the oven to 175 degrees C. Next, combine 1 cup of unsweetened coconut flakes, 1/4 cup caster sugar, 3 egg yolks, and 1/2 cup flour, and mix them well until the mixture reaches a doughy texture. Finally, place on a baking sheet and cook for approximately 20 minutes. You will end up with delicious coconut spheres to munch on.
This deep-fried piece of heaven is easy to make and is a Nigerian sweet staple. Start by mixing 2 cups of flour, 2 teaspoons of yeast, 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg, 1/2 cup sugar (or more, according to taste), and 3 pinches of salt. After combining the dry ingredients, add water, in small quantities and slowly, until the dough is mixed, but still thick. Leave to rise for around 45 minutes, then heat frying oil in a pan, and scoop the dough into little balls into the hot oil. The batter should float at the surface. When the Puff Puff is golden brown, remove from the frying pan and enjoy.
This sticky, quick snack is a tradition in Nigeria. With just 3 simple ingredients, this is definitely something you’ll want to try. Break 1 coconut and save the juice, and grate the inside of the coconut. Pour the juice into a pot and add 1.5 cups of icing sugar, stirring well. Then, add the grated coconut pieces, also stirring very well, then add water to cover the contents. Cover the pot and let the contents come to a boil. Stir continuously, reducing the heat when the water is almost entirely evaporated. When the coconut pieces start to turn a caramel color, turn the heat off, scoop the candy out, and spread it on a cookie sheet to cool down.