Big Batch Bliss: Chin Chin Recipe For 1kg Of Flour (Nigerian Style)

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Chin chin, a beloved Nigerian snack, is known for its delightful crunch and melt-in-your-mouth texture. This golden brown treat is perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth or enjoying with a cup of tea or coffee. Making chin chin at home is surprisingly easy, and with this guide, you’ll be a chin chin pro in no time!

Ingredients (for a Large Batch):

Ingredients for kg of flour(Nigerian flour)to make the perfect Chin chin  recipe every time
Ingredients for kg of flour(Nigerian flour)to make the perfect Chin chin recipe every time

1 kg (approximately 8 cups) All-purpose flour (Nigerian flour preferred)

  • 250g unsalted butter, softened
  • 250g granulated sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg (or to taste)
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup milk (depending on dough consistency)
  • Vegetable oil for frying (enough for deep frying)
  • (Optional) Pinch of salt

  • Directions:

    1. Get Prepping: Sift the flour and baking powder together in a large bowl. This step adds air to the flour, resulting in lighter and crispier chin chin.

    2. Cream Together: In a separate bowl, cream together the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy. You can use a hand mixer or a good old-fashioned whisk for this step.

    3. Combine Wet and Dry: Add the beaten eggs to the creamed butter and sugar mixture, and mix well to combine. Gradually add the dry ingredients (flour and baking powder mixture) to the wet ingredients, mixing until just incorporated.

    4. Spice it Up: Now’s the time to add your ground nutmeg (or any other preferred spice) for a touch of warmth. A pinch of salt can also be added here for a balanced flavor, but it’s optional.

    5. Dough Time: Use your hands to gently knead the dough until it becomes smooth and elastic. If the dough feels dry, gradually add milk, a tablespoon at a time, until it reaches a soft and slightly pliable consistency. Be careful not to overwork the dough, as this can make your chin chin tough.

    6. Shaping Up: Lightly flour a clean surface and roll out the dough to a thickness of about 1/4 to 1/2 inch. Use a knife or a cookie cutter to cut the dough into your desired shapes (squares, diamonds, rectangles, etc.).

    7. Heat Up the Oil: In a large pot or deep fryer, heat enough vegetable oil for deep frying to a temperature of around 350°F (175°C).

    8. Golden Goodness: Carefully drop the chin chin pieces into the hot oil and fry in batches for 2-3 minutes, or until golden brown. Don’t overcrowd the pot, as this will lower the oil temperature and result in greasy chin chin.

    9. Drain and Cool: Use a slotted spoon to remove the fried chin chin from the oil and drain on paper towels to remove excess oil. Allow the chin chin to cool completely before storing or enjoying.

    Nutrition Facts (per serving, approximate):

    Calories: 200-250 (depending on ingredients)

  • Fat: 10-15g
  • Carbohydrates: 20-25g
  • Sugar: 10-15g
  • Protein: 2-3g

  • Please note: This is a general estimate, and the actual nutritional content of your chin chin may vary depending on the specific ingredients you use and the serving size.

    Conclusion:

    With its delightful taste and crispy texture, chin chin is sure to become a favorite snack in your household. This recipe is easy to follow and can be customized with different flavors and spices to suit your preference. So, gather your ingredients, get ready to have some fun in the kitchen, and enjoy the delicious reward of homemade chin chin!

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

    1. Can I use vegetable shortening instead of butter?

    Yes, you can definitely substitute vegetable shortening for butter in a 1:1 ratio. This will result in a slightly denser chin chin, but it will still be delicious.

    2. How can I make my chin chin softer?

    For a softer chin chin, use more milk in the dough (up to 3/4 cup) and avoid overworking the dough. You can also reduce the frying time slightly.

    3. What other spices can I add to my chin chin?

    Feel free to experiment with different spices to personalize your chin chin. Here are some ideas: cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, or even a sprinkle of chili flakes for a spicy kick.