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Lemon Mandazi Bites recipe

Lemon Mandazi Bites

by Oven & Grill (@ksoulf00d)
Prep Time
20min
Cook Time
20min
Total Time
40min
KenyanBreakfastSnackDairy-FreeVegetarian with EggsNut-Free

Introducing a classic and easy lemon mandazi made from our backyard farm with fresh ingredients. Perfect for afternoon tea or evening coffee, these swift, hearty bites were a weekly tradition for our after-school evening tea snack and Grandpa's evening coffee snack

Ingredients

12 Servings
(1 serving = 5-6 pcs)

Back Yard Farm

  • 8cups
    all-purpose wheat flour
  • 2
    Tblspn baking powder
  • 1/8
    Tspn salt
  • 1/3cup
    sugar
  • 5
    Tblspn salted butter/magerine
  • 2
    Tblspn fresh lemon rind
  • 3
    Tblspn freshly squeezed lemon juice(from our back yard farm)
  • 2
    Large organic eggs(from our back yard farm)
  • 2 1/2cup
    warm water
  • 3L
    oil (for deep frying)

Method

  1. Mix all the dry ingredients

  2. Add the lemon rind and mix well

  3. Add butter and rub in the four til crumbly as below

    Step 1.1: Add butter and rub in the four til crumbly as below
  4. Make a well and add the two eggs together with the lemon juice and mix well

  5. Gradually add the warm water bit by bit as you mix till you get the right dough consistency

  6. Gradually add the warm water bit by bit as you mix till you get the right dough consistency

  7. Work the dough for 1-2 mins and cover with plastic clear wrap set aside for 5-6 Mins

  8. Add oil to the fryer or pan and start preheating to 190-200 degrees Celcius

  9. Dust the surface and roll out your dough to about 1" thickness,

  10. Cut into 1 1/2 " square shape or 2" long by 1" wide

    Step 1.1: Cut into 1 1/2 " square shape or 2" long by 1" wide
  11. Deep fry them turning every 1 minute to achieve an even golden brown on both sides

    Step 1.1: Deep fry them turning every 1 minute to achieve an even golden brown on both sides
  12. Lay oil patching paper in a wide bowl, remove the mandazis from the fryer when ready, leave it to drain excess oil, and drop them on the bowl

    Step 1.1: Lay oil patching paper in a wide bowl, remove the mandazis from the fryer when ready, leave it to drain excess oil, and drop them on the bowl
  13. Serve with coffee with no cream! (we call it black coffee) or Tea with no cream(we call it black tea)

Tips & Tricks

  1. These bites can be refrigerated for 3-4 days!

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Oven & Grill

(@ksoulf00d)

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