Mandazi

These snacks are popular in Rwanda. They’re similar to doughnuts and fun for special occasions!

Mandazi

Yields5 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time45 mins

Adult help needed.

 1 egg, beaten
 ½ cup sugar
 ½ cup milk
 2 tbsp butter, melted
 2 tsp baking powder
 2 cups white flour
 ½ cup cooking oil, plus more as needed
 powdered sugar for sprinkling (optional)
1

Mix together the egg, sugar, milk, butter and baking powder. Slowly mix in the flour, forming dough that’s soft but not sticky. Add more flour if needed.

2

With a rolling pin, roll the dough on a lightly floured surface until it's about ¼-inch thick. Let it stand about 20 minutes, then cut it into 12-15 triangles.

3

Heat the oil in a skillet. Place the triangles in oil over medium heat and fry until both sides are golden brown. Remove to drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Ingredients

 1 egg, beaten
 ½ cup sugar
 ½ cup milk
 2 tbsp butter, melted
 2 tsp baking powder
 2 cups white flour
 ½ cup cooking oil, plus more as needed
 powdered sugar for sprinkling (optional)

Directions

1

Mix together the egg, sugar, milk, butter and baking powder. Slowly mix in the flour, forming dough that’s soft but not sticky. Add more flour if needed.

2

With a rolling pin, roll the dough on a lightly floured surface until it's about ¼-inch thick. Let it stand about 20 minutes, then cut it into 12-15 triangles.

3

Heat the oil in a skillet. Place the triangles in oil over medium heat and fry until both sides are golden brown. Remove to drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Mandazi

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Kids at a Compassion center in Rwanda drink hot chocolate and eat mandazi, chapati bread and popcorn at snack time. 

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Kids at a Compassion center in Rwanda drink hot chocolate and eat mandazi, chapati bread and popcorn at snack time. 

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