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Lemon-Mandazi

Lemon Mandazi

Mandazi is a popular African snack that is sold at almost every local restaurant and by the road side too and usually eaten for breakfast with a cup of tea. This lemon mandazi adds a whole new element of flavour and warmth to the regular mandazi.

Mandazi is a popular African snack that is sold at almost every local restaurant and by the road side too and usually eaten for breakfast with a cup of tea. This lemon mandazi adds a whole new element of flavour and warmth to the regular mandazi.
Lemon-Mandazi

Ingredients

2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp Blue Band Margarine
4 tbsp sugar
2 tsp vanilla essence
Zest of 2 lemons
1/2 cup warm water
Oil, for deep frying

Instructions

1
Using a sieve, sift flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
2
In the same bowl add margarine and use a fork to mix it into the flour, until it starts to resemble breadcrumbs.
3
Add sugar, vanilla essence, the lemon zest and water. Mix it until all the flour comes together.
4
Empty it out onto a clean work surface and knead the dough using your palms. You can use extra flour if the dough is too sticky or a little more water if the dough is too hard and dry. Knead for 10-15 minutes.
5
Cover with a damp cloth and let rest for 15-20 minutes.
6
Divide the dough into four portions. You can use a knife to cut it lengthwise and then across to form the four portions.
7
Roll each portion out into a rough shape of thickness about 1/2 cm. Cut the round into four to form the four mandazi. You can refer to the video above for this step.
8
Heat oil for deep frying and use a wooden spoon to test if it is done. When you dip the back of a wooden spoon into the oil, it should bubble right away. Place the dough into oil and deep fry until golden brown on both sides.
9
Serve with a cup of tea.
  1. Reply

    great work

      • Pika Chakula
      • June 29, 2018
      Reply

      Thank you 🙂

  2. Reply

    Tried this out and my family LOOOVVVED it. Thanks for sharing.

      • Pika Chakula
      • June 8, 2018
      Reply

      You’re welcome. So glad they all enjoyed it 🙂

    • EUNICE MAINA
    • June 12, 2018
    Reply

    what are the measures? I mean the flour,the baking powder,water and the rest? kindly.

      • Pika Chakula
      • June 12, 2018
      Reply

      Hello, the full recipe is written above along with all the measurements.

  3. Reply

    I always use the lemon peels instead of its juice. I ddnt know one can use the lemon juice itself. thanx

      • Pika Chakula
      • June 29, 2018
      Reply

      The juice also gives it a nice flavour. Enjoy 🙂

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