3 cups of flour
½ cup sugar
1 tbsp of instant dry yeast
4 tbsp of margarine
1 large egg (optional)
½ tbsp vanilla flavour (optional)
½ cup of warm water
Oil for frying (just enough to let the dough float).
Mix the flour and yeast together into a bowl. Ensure to sift them first.
Sift other dry ingredients into the bowl and mix thoroughly.
Add margarine and mix.
Mix egg and flavour to form crumbs.
Make a well at the center and start adding warm water gradually until it’s soft and pliable.
Transfer to your table, sprinkle some flour and begin to knead to form a dough for about 20-25minutes. (Don’t overwork your dough).
(It should have become stretchy after 25minutes of kneading).
Form a ball with it, place in a bowl and allow to rise for 40 minutes or until doubled in size.
After it doubles, punch it down and start forming your balls with your dough.
(You can use scale to measure so that you have equal sizes).
Place each ball on a separate paper,
(This will make it easy for you to drop in oil without deflating the dough).
Allow these to rise to until doubled in size.
Heat your oil until it is just hot enough to cook your dough.
(To test for heat, just drop a small dough into the oil, If it floats immediately, your oil is good to go, if it sits back in the oil, it’s too cold for your dough).
Pick one dough, using the paper, drop carefully into the oil, you should see just tiny bubbles and not large ones.
(Slow fry it, to ensure that it gets well cooked inside).
Flip the dough once it’s golden brown.
Place on kitchen towel to remove excess oil, allow to cool
(You may desire to fill with jam or any filling of your choice).
TO FILL WITH JAM
Use a round nozzle and a piping bag to fill the jam.
Make a hole, insert the nozzle and squeezed the jam in it. That’s all.