Chin chin is a very popular snack in Nigeria, it’s made from a basic combination of flour, milk, and sugar. There are other optional ingredients like egg, baking powder, and nutmeg, these are strictly based on preference.
Chinchin can be either hard or crunchy. This recipe is a fine medium between the two. If you would prefer much harder chinchin, omit baking powder, do not use egg and add 1/2 cup more flour.
3 cups flour (375 grams)
1 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of nutmeg
1/2 cup sugar (100 grams)
1/2 cup baking margarine (115 grams)
1/2 to 2/3 cup liquid milk or water
Oil for frying
Combine flour, baking powder and sugar in a bowl. Slice in margarine and mix until well incorporated (it should look like breadcrumbs)
Crack in egg. mix gently add water into flour mix until you have a slightly stretchy but not sticky dough (do not add too much water at once)
Roll out the dough on a flat surface, cut into desired shapes
Set the oil on medium heat, wait until the oil is hot. Fry the shaped dough a batch at a time until golden brown.