I bring to you yet another easy must do treat for this Christmas season; CAMEROON CHIN CHIN. Nigerians and Cameroonians call it chin chin, but in Ghana, it is known as chips but with a little variation.
You can recall last week when I told you about the dilemma in choosing between having doughnuts for Christmas or chin chin? I have put together a simple Cameroon chin chin recipe for you.
Chin chin is a kind of African mini-cooky, It is a deep fried dough that is irresistibly yummy. One taste of these cookies can snappily transform you into a cookie addict. My life changed since the day I decided to give a coconut twist to my Cameroon chin chin. I simply turn my back on the regular milk for coconut milk.
As you must have noticed, I am all for team #makeitsimple, #makeitquickandeasy. One commandment that should be included in mama’s Bible; “Thou shalt not spend too much time in the kitchen: behold shopping, laundry, cleaning and mothering waiteth for thee”
So c’mon ge’out your blender, I’m gonna need you to follow keenly, thanks for your cooperation! If you do not have a blender, make sure it features on your wish list for Christmas this year. That said let’s use the kid’s nap time to do some chin chin bursting with a heavenly coconut flavor!
- 4 cups(500grams) all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2(120ml) cup coconut milk
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- half a teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 cup (113grams) butter
- 1-liter vegetable oil for deep frying.
- Put all the dry ingredients in a large bowl except sugar.
- Blend all the wet ingredients plus sugar until smooth
- Pour the blended ingredients into the flour mixture
- Mix until all the items are fully incorporated
- Knead nicely into a non-sticky, smooth not so elastic round dough.
- Cut dough into four balls to ease the rolling process
- Roll out on a floured working surface (today is a good day to borrow the kid’s table, don’t worry they will forgive you when they eat these sweet cookies
- Cut into desired shapes, (I just choose these simple shapes; life is too busy to languish over having not so good chin chin shapes)
- Fry in hot oil till it turns slightly brown
- Remove and allow to cool
Hmm, this is sooooooo so good!
Enjoy and share!