Nigerian Puff Puff (Fried doughnuts) BY CHEF DORIAN HUNTER!

A unique recipe celebrating Black History Month by the one and only Chef Dorian Hunter, the first African American female to win Master Chef. See below our quick interview and don’t forget to follow her on social media and check out her recipes and COOKING CLASSES!

What does this month mean to you? This is a time for African Americans to show all of the contributions we have contributed to the success of America.

How do you feel about being a part of African American history? It’s amazing, I’m proud to be able to say that I stand in our history as a example of what never giving up no matter what the challenge is  looks like.

How does food play a part in the African American community? Food plays a big part in our community the same as it does in most. I will say this Soul Food speaks to the destination of the flavors, the passion and the energy we put into the food. When you eat it we want to hit your soul. Lol.


  • Prep time 1 hour 10 min
  • Cook time 10 min
  • Total time 1 hour 20 min

Servings 4 ( batter makes 12 doughnuts)

  • 2c All Purposes Flour
  • 2T Sugar
  • 1/2 t Nutmeg
  • 1/2 t Salt
  • 1 Package of Dry active yeast
  • 1t Vanilla
  • 1/2c Lukewarm
  • 1 Can Evaporated Milk
  • Garcia De La Cruz Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil to fry
  1. In a medium sized bowl combine flour, 1 T sugar, salt and nutmeg mix and set aside.
  2. In a bowl combine water, half the milk, the rest of the sugar and yeast. Stir and set aside for 5 min.
  3. Add the liquid to the flour mixture along with the rest of the milk and vanilla.
  4. Mix until smooth with your hand ( the dough will be more like a thick batter) or a rubber spatula.
  5. Cover with plastic wrap and a kitchen towel and allow to proof for 1 hour or doubled in size.
  6. The last three minutes of proofing heat your Garcia De La Cruz Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil for frying. (The oil needs to be hot enough to cook the inside of the doughnuts).
  7. Once the batter is finished proofing stir the batter and with a scoop or your hand you will add dollops of the batter to the hot Garcia De La Cruz Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil .
  8. Add the batter in small batches you will need room to flip the doughnuts for even frying.
  9. Cook the doughnuts for 10 min per batch or until golden brown and fully cooked in the center.
  10. When they are fully cooked remove them to a paper towel to drain and excess Garcia De La Cruz Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  11. Dust with powder sugar or your favorite doughnut toppings and enjoy