Nigerian Chin-Chin is one of Nigerians’ most loved snacks.
Chin-Chin is always on the top list of small chops menu to be served at Nigerian parties/occasions. Guests are always delighted to munch on this crunchy goodness at parties before foods are served. This is a good strategy to calm hungry guests down and also make them concentrate on party activities before foods are served. And it even gives them a hope of something good to come.
Why? It is tasty, especially when it is crunchy.
Nigerian party is never complete without Chin-chin. Party without Nigerian chin-chin is that one a party? Lol
Chin-Chin is also one of Nigerian street snacks. In fact, it’s one of those snacks you can munch on happily as you stroll on the street or travel in your car or a public transport. It makes your journey sweeter especially if you live in a city where there’s always traffic.
During festive period or holiday seasons, it’s usually one of the preferred snacks in most home in Nigeria especially during holidays like Christmas. Chin-Chin makes the holidays more beautiful.
Another very good thing about Nigerian chin-chin is the fact that it can be preserved for so many days without going bad unlike some other snacks. This is actually the characteristic that makes it stand out among the numerous snacks we have in Nigeria. All you have to do is store it in a tight container for up to 4 weeks or even more. Nigerians living in diaspora who can’t make chin-chin usually buy from Nigeria to their counties of residence.
Some people like their chin-chin hard but I love it soft and crunchy. Chin-Chin is my all time favourite snack aside puff puff. It is deliciously addictive and children like it as well.
If you like it hard, use butter instead of margarine, do not add baking powder and do not use egg.
Chin-Chin is simple and easy to make.
Let’s get the work started!
- 500 gram(4 cups) Flour
- 1/2 tsp Baking powder
- 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 100 gram Butter or Margarine
- 60 ml evaporated Milk/60 g powdered milk mix with water/100 ml whole milk
- 100 gram(1/2 cup) Sugar
- 1 Large egg
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla flavour
- Frying Oil
- In a mixing bowl, pour flour, add nutmeg and baking powder. Mix together with hand or hand mixer.
- Add butter or margarine and ´mix together until well combined like a crumbly texture.
- In another mixing bowl, pour milk and add sugar. Allow the sugar to dissolve in the milk, then add to the above mixture and mix everything together thoroughly.
- Break one large egg, beat the egg and add the vanilla flavour. Add both mixture to the flour mixture to combine. (If you're using the powdered vanilla flavour, add it to the dry ingredients)
- Add water bit by bit if the need arises until it forms a smooth dough. Drop the dough on a floured surface, mat or board and knead properly until the dough is smooth.
- Place a deep pot on a medium heat and start heating up the frying oil. After that, take a small portion of the dough,roll it out and cut into desired shapes. Repeat until all the dough is being rolled out and cut in your desired shape.
- Start frying bit by bit, fry each part until it's golden brown. Then remove and serve, enjoy with any drink of your choice.
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