Why eat plain ol' puff puff this Christmas when you can spice things up with a festive pumpkin pie spice blend? This blend, which contains cinnamon, nutmeg, star anise and a bunch of other sweet spices, was sent to me by the RawSpiceBar team to try. Click here to read my full review of their spice box concept.
If you have no clue what puff puff is then you probably need to go read my original puff puff post :)
I hope you enjoy this Christmassy version; let me know what you think in the comments below!
- 2.5 cups plain flour
- 1 cup caster sugar
- 4 tsp dried yeast
- 2 tsp pumpkin spice mix
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups warm water
- sunflower oil
- icing sugar (for dusting)
Uncover and use a wooden spoon to knock out some of the air bubbles that have formed.
Heat a generous amount of sunflower oil (medium heat) in a deep frying pan and add a small amount of the batter - you'll know the oil is ready for frying when the batter browns and floats to the surface.
Using a teaspoon or tablespoon (depending on the size of puff puff you want, drop the batter into the hot oil. Be careful not to crowd out the frying pan. 2-4 drops of batter at a time should suffice. Allow the puff puff to brown on one side then flip to brown on the other. Scoop out with a slotted spoon and drain the puff puff on some kitchen paper.
Fry the rest of the puff puff and allow to cool before dusting generously with icing sugar.