This East African coconut bread is slightly sweet and has often been likened to doughnuts. It is available everywhere in East Africa; it is typical street food, mandazi is eaten at anytime, for breakfast with tea, for a snack or with bharazi for lunch or dinner.
2 1/2 cups plain flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon yeast
1 tablespoon freshly grated or dried coconut
1/2 cup tin coconut milk
1/2 teaspoon roughly ground cardomom
warm water to bind
Oil to deep fry
1. Mix all the dry ingredients, add the coconut milk and mix, add warm water for form a soft dough (not sticky). Knead thoroughly.
2. Place the dough in an oiled polythene bag and put in a warm place (airing cupboard) for 2-3 hours; until it has doubled in size.
4. Roll a roti like circle and cut into four parts
5, Fry in hot oil, two to three at a time, holding them under the oil on the first side until they puff. Turn over until brown on both sides.
Serve with bharazi