RECIPE OF THE DAY: Tanzanian Mandazi

Mandazi

One of my earliest cooking memories was when I asked my aunt to teach me how to make Mandazi also known as the Swahili Bun. I think I was about 8 or 9 years old, and I was very serious about learning how to do these. For some reason, we wouldn’t make these delectable little donuts at home. I got to eat them when I traveled to see my family, and only the old school grandmas and aunties knew the secret. Of course, East African restaurants were pretty much nonexistent in Florida where I grew up (not that I can find any now that serve these in NYC…I’m just saying). So I felt I had to carry on the tradition!

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Mandazi

Yields24 Servings
Prep Time2 hrs 15 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time2 hrs 35 mins

One of my earliest cooking memories was when I asked my aunt to teach me how to make mandazis. I think I was about 8 or 9 years old, and I was very serious about learning how to do these. For some reason, we wouldn’t make these delectable little donuts at home. I got to eat them when I traveled to see my family, and only the old school grandmas and aunties knew the secret.

Of course, East African restaurants were pretty much nonexistent in Florida where I grew up (not that I can find any now that serve these in NYC…I’m just saying). So I felt I had to carry on the tradition!

 1 egg
 ½ cup sugar
 1 cup milk
 4 tbsp margarine, melted
 3 cups white flour
 ½ tsp salt
 oil for frying


Ingredients

 1 egg
 ½ cup sugar
 1 cup milk
 4 tbsp margarine, melted
 3 cups white flour
 ½ tsp salt
 oil for frying
Tanzanian Mandazi (Buns) By Aliya Leekong

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