DIY Snack recipe: Buns

It seems I am gradually becoming a foodie these days as all I think of is cooking and eating, I wonder why. Whatever the reason; I’ve decided I won’t be going down this road alone, I am going to ‘infect’ as many people as I can with the food syndrome. So, I am here again with a snack most Nigerians love, and I have noticed a hit with the kids as well.

Buns are fried dough balls with a crunchy outer texture, and they are quite similar to the puff puff but differ in texture. Let’s fry some buns.



450g all-purpose flour

100g sugar

1tsp. salt

2tbsp. baking powder

3 eggs

100g butter

1 cup Water (warm)

2tbsp. powdered milk

Vegetable oil

tsp. – teaspoon, Tbsp. - tablespoon


  1. Mix your dry ingredients (minus the sugar and the milk) in a bowl
  2. Whisk your eggs and mix with the butter
  3. Make a well in the middle of your dry ingredients and pour the mixture (egg and butter) into it. Mix till it looks lumpy.
  4. Dissolve the sugar and the milk in the cup of warm water making sure the sugar
  5. Make a well in the center of your mixture and pour the liquid into it while mixing. Mix till you get a stretchy dough. Set your dough aside for a few minutes.
  6. Heat oil in a frying pan
  7. Scoop tablespoons of dough into the hot oil; reduce the heat and fry the buns till it turns golden brown
  8. Transfer the fried buns to a paper towel to drain the excess oil. Leave to cool.

Your delicious buns are ready.

The only issue I seem to have with the buns is storage; is it possible to store until the next day?  If you have any idea or solution to this, please leave it in the comment section, thanks.