Something For The Weekend; How To Make Chin Chin

Nigerian Chin Chin is a crunchy deep-fried  snack, and quite easy to make.   While we do not need to be reminded what chin chin looks like or when it is most ideal, the process to making it is no different from other flour snacks.

Ingredients for Nigerian Chin Chin 

•1kg of All purpose Flour(Plain Flour)
•200g of Margarine
•150 ml whole milk(100ml of evaporated milk or 75ml Condensed milk or 70g of powdered milk)
• Half teaspoon of baking powder(optional)
•100g of granulated sugar
• Half a teaspoon Salt
•1 teaspoonful of ground nutmeg
•3 raw eggs(optional)
•Vegetable Oil (for frying)
•Water(add bit by bit if you are not using whole milk)
(add 50 ml if using evaporated milk,
add 75ml is using Condensed milk,
add 100ml if using Powdered milk.

Preparation for  the Nigerian Chin Chin
-If you are using eggs, beat the eggs and set aside.

– Pour the sugar into a small bowl, add the milk and mix thoroughly.

– In a bigger bowl, add the flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg.Mix well and then add the margarine. Mix thoroughly with your hands until it looks like fine bread crumbs.
How to Make Nigerian Chin Chin, fry Nigerian Chin Chin, chinchin recipe
– Add the eggs and the milk-sugar mixture into the bowl and mix well until you get a smooth but stiff dough.If you are using powdered milk, you can add a little water to get this consistency.

– Now place  the dough on a floured flat surface and knead for a minute. Then using a rolling pin, roll the dough flat and cut into any shape of choice. Note that the dough doubles in size when placed in the hot oil, so don’t cut it too big.

How to Make Nigerian Chin Chin, fry Nigerian Chin Chin, chinchin recipe

How to Make Nigerian Chin Chin, fry Nigerian Chin Chin, chinchin recipe

How to Make Nigerian Chin Chin, fry Nigerian Chin Chin, chinchin recipe

– Heat up some oil until very hot and fry the Chin Chin dough. Stir continuously until all the chin chin changes from white to golden brown.
Tip: You have to fry the chin chin in batches and make sure that you don’t fry too much at a time , so that you won’t end up with ”oil soaked chin chin’

How to Make Nigerian Chin Chin, fry Nigerian Chin Chin, chinchin recipe

– Transfer the fried Chin chin onto a flat pan or tray and leave to cool completely, then store in an airtight container.Enjoy!

There is no special way to enjoy the Nigerian Chin chin.You can eat it at any time of the day and at any occasions and  goes well with a good drink. Also yo can shake things up a little, by creating other shapes with your flour while making your chin chin.

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