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Enriched Mandazi


Enriched Mandazi

A popular snack among urban dwellers across the country, enriched mandazi is a doughnut made with eggs plus fresh milk and conditioned with margarine; it is a favourite breakfast item for the entire family.

  • Author: Chef
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 75 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x



7 cups (1063 g) self-raising wheat flour

3 eggs (179 g)

9 tbsp. (118 g) margarine

Rind from 2 lemons (15 g)

¾ cup (144 g) sugar

½ tsp. (2 g) salt, iodized

7 cups (1039 g) cooking fat

11/3 cups (289 g) cow milk

1¼ cups (282 g) water


• Put flour, salt, sugar and lemon rind into a bowl and mix.
Mix all the water with the milk and warm.
• Add margarine into the dry ingredients and rub in.
• Add eggs onto the dry ingredients and mix.
• Add the warm diluted milk into the bowl and knead the mixture into a soft dough.
• Cover the dough with a dump cloth for 40 minutes.
• Heat all the cooking fat in a pot for 10 minutes or until the oil bubbles when a pinch of dough is dropped in the oil.
Roll out the dough into the desired thickness; about a ¼ of an inch thick.
• Cut the dough into preferred shapes.
• Gently drop the cut-out pieces into the hot oil.
Fry one side until golden brown and turn.
• Remove from oil and place onto paper towels to drain any excess oil.
• Repeat the process with the rest of the pieces.
• Serve as desired

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