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African Doughnuts (Bofrot)

I found this recipe on a blog called BetumiBlog via Pinterest. Lots of other recipes we are planning on trying still.They all look so yummy!

6 ounces of bread flour (about an 8 ounce cup of unsifted)
3/8 teaspoon salt (a rounded 1/4 teaspoon)
1.5 oz margarine (3 Tablespoons)
1.5 oz sugar (3 Tablespoons)
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1/4 cup evaporated milk plus 1/2 cup water (or use 3/4 cup regular milk)
5/8 teaspoon (a rounded 1/2 teaspoon) baking powder
vegetable oil for deep frying

Sift the flour and salt into a bowl, and cut in the margarine (I use my hands or 2 table knives) until the mixture resembles cornmeal. Stir in the sugar, nutmeg, and baking powder.

In a separate bowl, beat the egg, then add the milk (and water, if using), and vanilla and mix well. Make a hole in the center of the flour mixture and add the liquids all at once, blending with a few swift strokes to keep the batter from becoming tough. Let the batter sit for about 30 minutes.

While waiting, line a colander with paper towels to drain the bofrot after cooking them.
About 10 minutes before the 30 minutes are over heat vegetable oil (I like canola) in a deep fryer or a deep, heavy pan to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Do not fill the pan with oil more than halfway because the oil will bubble up when the dough is added. When the oil is hot enough, a small amount of dough dropped into the oil will quickly rise to the surface. If the oil is too hot, the dough will brown too quickly and the center will not have time to cook.


Liberian Rice Bread

2 cups cream of rice
3 Tablespoons sugar
4 Tablespoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups masked ripe bananas
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 cup oil

mix all together and cook at 325 degrees for 45-60 minutes.

Snow Ice Cream

Combined 8 cups of fresh snow or (shaved ice) with a 14oz can sweetened condensed milk and 2 Tablespoons vanilla extract. Mix well and serve as desired. We added sprinkles to ours.

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