Today I want to share a recipe for one of my favorite sweet treats I had while in Uganda. Mandazi is the East African version of fried dough and is somewhat reminiscent of a doughnut. Mama made them for us several times while we were in Mawanga and they go great with coffee, tea or milk at any meal. There are so many variations of this recipe, but this one looks the most like what we had in the village. If you’re feeling adventurous, try and see how it turns out! I’ll be making these soon, and I hope they taste half as good as Mama’s.
100g corn meal
30g wheat flour
Oil for deep frying
Mix together the corn meal, wheat flour and the sugar.
Add the egg and milk and stir to form a viscous dough.
Meanwhile heat the oil in a pan to a depth of about 6cm.
Once the oil is hot add the batter 1 tbsp at a time and fry until golden.
Remove with a slotted spoon, drain on kitchen paper and serve once all the Mandazi are done.