Mandazi is a common snack that is loved by everyone. As a popular Kenyan snack, it’s found practically everywhere you go. Whether you’re looking for a delicious breakfast snack or a quick snack you can grab at your workplace, try the tasty coconut mandazi; they’ll never disappoint.
The key ingredient for this recipe is coconut milk.
¾ Cup of Coconut milk
½ Cup warm water
3 cups of All Purpose Flour
1 tsp of sugar
2 ¼ tsp of Yeast
6 tbsp of extra sugar
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp of Cardamom powder
Oil for Deep Frying
Step 1: In a bowl, dissolve 1 tsp of sugar in ½ cup warm water. Then dissolve the yeast in the mixture. Cover in a plastic wrap until the yeast rises.
Step 2: In another bowl, mix remaining sugar, oil, cardamom and ½ cup of milk.
Step 3. Add the yeast mixture in step 1 to the above mixture in Step 2
Step 4: In another bowl, mix flour into the liquid mixture. If the dough is too hard to knead, add the remaining coconut milk a tablespoon at a time. On the other hand, if the dough is too soft, add flour a little bit at a time.
Step 5: On a flat surface, continue to knead the dough for more 10 minutes until it becomes elastic.
Step 6: Move the dough to clean oiled bowl and cover with a clean cloth or plastic wrap. Let it rise.
Step 7: Once the dough has doubled in size (around 1 hr). Knead it for an additional 2 minutes to form a good-looking ball.
Step 8: Divide the dough into two and shape into two balls.
Step 9: With a rolling pin, roll each ball to about ½ cm thin.
Step 10: Use a knife to cut the dough into triangular shaped mandazi.
Step 11: Deep fry in hot vegetable oil until golden brown.
Serve your Kenyan coconut mandazi warm. Enjoy