Mandazi is an East African doughnut snack that is soft, light, and fluffy! Enjoy them in the morning, evening, or as a mid-day pick me up with a cup of tea or coffee. Serve with honey or jam and enjoy.
- 3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons ground cardamom
- 1 egg, beaten
- 13 ½ oz coconut milk/other milk
- Cooking oil, for frying
- In a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cardamom, and salt. Make a well in the center, then use a rubber spatula to mix in the egg and coconut milk until the dough comes together.
- Create a ball with the dough and sprinkle lightly with flour. This is to make sure the dough doesn’t stick to the surface when you’re rolling it out.
- Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth. Divide the dough into 4 portions. Roll out 1 portion of dough into a circle about ¼-inch thick. Cut into 8 triangles. Repeat with the remaining dough portions.
- Pour oil into a frying pan (the pan should be fairly deep) and set it to medium-high heat.
- Once the oil is hot, put the slices of dough into the oil. Let it simmer on each side for about a minute or so, turning the dough a total of three times. Drain on paper towels.
- Serve as breakfast or a snack with coffee or chai.