Its a popular West-African street food similar to donuts in other parts of the world. It's called Boflot in Ghana, Puff-Puff in Nigeria and Sierra Leone.
- 4 CUPS Unbleached Flour
- 2 Tbsp Dry Yeast
- 2 Cups Lukewarm Water
- 1 Cup Honey / Sugar I use honey
- 1 Tbsp Salt
- 1 Tsp Nutmeg
Boil two cups of water for a few minutes or until lukewarm and add the salt and a tbsp of honey then add the yeast. Let it sit between 5-10 minutes or until it reacts, it should grow in volume and become foamy.
Pour the the flour in a big bowl and add the nutmeg.
Mix the flour and the yeast mix together and let it rise for about 45 minutes.
Scoop them up with an ice cream scoop or roll them into a ball shape.
Deep fry them about 5-10 minutes. Time to enjoy!
Earlier this year I learned how to make one of my favorite snacks growing up in Ghana called Boflot. I remember I used to have it for breakfast with some Koko (Corn porridge). or with a glass of hot chocolate preferably Milo. You can get them when you're downtown Accra and you need a quick snack to stave off your hunger. They can also be eaten as an appetizer before your main course at an African restaurant.
Its also made in Nigeria and Sierra Leone where its called Puff-puff. Its a little similar to donuts and actually there are a few British I know who call it donuts.
15 thoughts on “Boflot (Puff-Puff)”
These look simple, easy and delicious. All things that I love in a recipe. Can’t wait to try.
These boflot look amazing! I am a donut lover, so these are just perfect for me. I love the addition of nutmeg, as well. Such a good flavor.
Yes, nutmeg definitely adds such a unique flavor. Thanks for stopping!
These boflot look and sound delicious. A little similar to Italian zeppolle or fritelle, although not as sweet. I want to try making them!
Yes Jacqueline, its similar.
I’ve never seen these before but I bet they taste lovely with a hot chocolate like you said! It’s always great to recreate dishes from your childhood!
Most definitely! Thanks for stopping!
This is such an interesting recipe – you always have the most unique recipes! Can’t wait to try it
Thanks a lot Stephanie!
These look great and easy to make! What is Milo hot chocolate? The brand?
Yes Lisa, Milo is a brand of hot chocolate.
Yummy I’m a big dessert fan even though I don’t eat it much but when I do it’s over lol. These look so good!
Lol, I’m like that too April.
This looks fantastic, it’s good to find a recipe with no need for butter or eggs. Vegan boflot! I tried these when was living in Tamale and they are fantastic. I’m hoping to make them this weekend for a xmas market rolled in some cinnamon sugar.
Oh wow Ellie you lived in Tamale? Thanks for stopping by!