She asked Mama NouNou if she could help too since she’s a baker extraordinaire. Here's her recipe and how we made them:
2 tbsp softened butter
4 tbsp sugar (add more of less sugar depending on how sweet you want them)
1/4 cup powdered milk
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp yeast
3/4 cup water
Mix butter, sugar, powered milk and flour.
Dissolve baking powder and yeast in warm water. Add to dry mixture.
Gradually mix together.
Knead 5-10 minutes until it reaches a wet dough consistency.
Cut into rectangles and let rise (about 30 minutes).
Deep fry until golden brown...and enjoy.
--We added a little bit of powdered sugar on top to sweeten them up a bit! And Adam was tempted to take one of our baby medicine droppers and inject vanilla custard. That would have been pretty delicious, but not very authentic...
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Next up: A fry-off with beignets. The colonial import/fried dough treat made here in Kinshasa.