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Pinkaso – Basic recipe

Pinkaso – Basic recipe

Pinkaso is a savory snack made from flour, onions, and pepper. It is usually paired with Hausa koko (Millet Porridge) but can be equally enjoyed with any other breakfast cereal or beverage of choice

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Pinkaso – Basic recipe

  • 350 g Plain Flour
  • 1 tbsp Salt (levelled)
  • 7 g Dry Active Yeast
  • 12 g Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 50 g Fresh Onion
  • 50 g Fresh Scotch Bonnet Pepper
  • 300 ml Luke Warm Water
  • Oil to deep fry
  1. Place all the dry ingredients into a bowl and mix.

  2. Blend the onion and pepper with half of Luke's warm water. Add the blended mixture to the flour. Rinse out the blender with the rest of Luke warm water and add to the flour. Mix into a dough and knead to activate the gluten in the dough. When the gluten has activated, the dough will look stretchy

  3. Cover the bowl with cling film and place it in a warm place for the dough to rise. When the dough has risen, they’ll be pockets of bubbles on the surface. This is a good sign that the dough is ready to fry

  4. Deep fry by heating the oil until very hot, then reduce heat to medium. Fry on medium heat. To take portions of the dough, dip your hands in water, then take a small ball of the dough. Using your thumb and middle finger, create a hole in the ball of dough. Gently drop the dough in the oil and fry on medium heat until golden brown and crunchy

  5. Remove the pinko and place it on kitchen towels to absorb some of the oil. Serve pinko with your favorite beverage. I would love to hear from you when you try out this and any other recipe on the blog. Don’t forget to subscribe to the blog and YouTube. Also follow on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.

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