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Rwandan donuts

Rwandan Mandazi (African Donuts)

Rwandan mandazi are little African donuts that are crispy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside.  Serve with some Rwandan coffee or tea for a real treat!

Course Dessert
Cuisine Rwandan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Rising Time 1 hour
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 186 kcal
Author Darlene at International Cuisine

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • vegetable oil for frying donuts
  • 2 Tbsps confectioners sugar for dusting

Instructions

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl mix the yeast and warm water and stir. Let sit for 5 minutes until yeast dissolves.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add flour, salt, cardamom, and cinnamon and mix. Add vegetable oil, egg, coconut milk, sugar and yeast mixture.
  3. Mix everything until the dough is not too sticky and it no longer sticks to the side of the bowl, add additional flour as needed. (you can use the dough hook on your mixer for this)

  4. Place the dough in an oiled bowl and cover with a towel or plastic wrap. Let it rest for about an hour until the dough rises a little.
  5. Heat oil in a deep fryer to 350 degrees or use a deep frying pan or wok.
  6. Cut the dough into about 6 pieces to make it easier to roll and cut. Roll each piece so that the dough is about 1/2 inch in thickness.
  7. Cut into triangles and place in hot oil.
  8. Fry on both sides until golden.
  9. Place donuts on paper towels to drain any excess oil.
  10. Repeat with remaining dough.
  11. Sprinkle with confectioners sugar and enjoy.
Nutrition Facts
Rwandan Mandazi (African Donuts)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 186 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 104mg5%
Potassium 62mg2%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.