Saturday, 23 May 2015


The Ghanaian doughnut, 'Bofrot', Togbei or 'Boflot', as it's commonly known is a popular breakfast snack which accompanies either a corn meal or millet porridge. There are 2 variations of this snack. There is a dry version, which is made from a bread mix and the other variation which is this recipe. See the full video on my Youtube page, Ndudu by Fafa.


225g of plain flour
150ml of warm water
50g of butter
1 teaspoon full of yeast
1 teaspoon of baking powder
Half a teaspoon full of vanilla bean paste
3/4 teaspoon of grated nutmeg
4 teaspoon of sugar 
1 free range egg, beaten
A pinch of salt
1 litre Sun flower oil for deep frying

Mix the warm water, half the sugar and yeast together and leave for about 15 minutes in a warm area or until it froths at the top. 

Add the vanilla paste and the remaining sugar

In a bowl sift the flour, salt, nutmeg and baking powder

Make a well in the middle of the mix and gently add the flavoured yeast warm water.

Melt the butter and pour into the flour mix, add the beaten egg and yeast mix

Combine everything together , making sure your paste has no lumps

Cover your mixture with a damp cloth or cling film and leave to rest in a warm environment for at least an hour or when doubled in size.

Using a deep pan, pour the sunflower oil and place on a medium heat.  I advise of medium heat,  to avoid crispy looking and under cooked doughnuts.

Using a tablespoon or your hands, spoon the soft mixture into the oil
Please do not overload the oil, as the temperature will drop and the doughnuts will be filled with oil. (not a nice taste)

Once golden, crispy and hollow when tapped, it's ready. Sit the cooked doughnuts on a blotting paper to get rid of excess oil.

I omitted the sugar, when I made this, as I prefer to dunk it in a sauce (Blackcurrant sauce). 
Now I am ready to create another variation of this Ghanaian street food classic.

Doughnuts with chocolate ganachรฉ  with hazelnuts and pistachio

Watch the full video on my YouTube page, 'Ndudu by Fafa' and subscribe. Click below

All photos and recipes are by the owner of this blog.


  1. LOVE!! just the way puffpuff should be. welldone

  2. Hi, you mention "Melt the butter and pour into the flour mix" but you do not have butter in the ingredients list. I wanted to make this recipe for tomorrow morning.... help! How much butter please.

    1. My apologies of the oversight. I have updated the list of ingredients with the required amount of butter. Thanks for prompting me.

  3. Hello Antoinette, sunflower oil is not great with heat. Perhaps rapeseed or olive oil? For more information

  4. Please do research about the side effects of Rapeseed oil and frying with olive oil? Best alternative is either Peanut or Coconut oil. Thank you

  5. I tried this recipe just last evening and it came out perfect! It was really good!!! Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thanks for the feedback. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ

  6. What do you use for the mixing of the ingredients? A whisk? wooden spoon? your hands? or does it even matter. Just to be sure

    1. I think I got my answer when I watched the video on Youtube. I do not have a food mixer though and wasn't planning to buy one.. so alternative? lol

    2. Lol... Hope you enjoyed the recipe

  7. Replies
    1. Thanks for the trying the recipe and the feedback ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ

  8. Hello Fafa, can I use self rising flour? If I do, do I omit the yeast and baking powder? Thanks!

  9. Please plain flour is what type of flour

  10. Please the flour is it the hard or soft type