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The Sweet Taste of Kenya

Today we’ll take you and your taste buds on a short trip to Kenya where Mandazi, a sweet treat originates from. Mandazi can be served as a simple snack, dessert or together with coffee and tea.


  • 3 cupsall-purpose flour (375 g), plus more for dusting
  • sugar (100g)
  • 1 ½ teaspoonsbaking powder
  • 2 teaspoonsground cardamom
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1egg, beaten
  • coconut milk (400ml)
  • oil for frying



Let’s get to work!

  1. Whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, cardamon and salt together in a large bowl.
  2. Form a dwell and mix in the egg and coconut milk using a rubber spatula until the dough comes together.
  3. Flower your kitchen surface and knead the dough until smooth. Part your dough into 4 portions and form circles about half a finger thick. Cut the circles into 8 triangles.
  4. Preheat the oil in a pan until it reaches 180 degrees.
  5. Fry the Mandazi in batches for 2-3 minutes until golden brown, work in batches.
  6. Enjoy!

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