Bofrot / Yeasted bread balls

by - January 03, 2014

 Bofrot / Yeasted bread balls

     Happy New year to all my Followers and Readers. This is my first post of the year and posting it for Blogging Marathon under theme " International Cuisine" Where I have chosen African cuisine to showcase their authentic recipes for next three days.
 Bofrot  is a yeasted bread balls made with basic ingredients available in every household. Since it has a crunchy texture, it makes a perfect tea time snacks.  It is a famous street food available all over Africa with different names.  Now let see the recipe.

  Bofrot / Yeasted bread balls

Preparation time & Proofing time: 45 ~ 1hour
Cooking time: Less than 20 minutes
Print HERE
Serves: 7 ~ 10 balls
Adapted from Adamhomecooking

1.5 cups of bread flour or all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
A pinch of salt
A pinch of cinnamon/ nut meg
1 (7g) packet of dry yeast
1 tbsp butter
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1 or less than 1 cup of warm water
Cooking oil for deep frying

1. Mix bread flour, sugar, salt,cinnamon,yeast together in a mixing bowl.
2. Add butter and mix with the flour to get the crumbly texture.
3. Add vanilla and water, mix together,  till you get a hard dough.
4. Dust the working surface and transfer the hard dough to the surface and knead dough till it become smooth and soft, it may take 8 to 10 minutes.
5. Divide or Cut the dough into bite size pieces and roll it into individual balls
6. Dust tray and placed the balls on them, cover with damp cloth and place it in a dry warm place till dough double in size.
7. Heat cooking oil in a pan to medium hot, drop the balls and keep turning the Balls till evenly golden brown.
8. Remove the balls and drain the oil and allow to cool. Serve warm and enjoy.

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  1. Awesome recipe! I have also chosen African cuisine for the International theme! Looks really good :)

  2. A very new recipe. Perfectly baked and would love to have it with warm soup.

  3. OMG the pictures are perfect and the recipe awesome :)
    Please visit my new food blog dear

  4. Looks like the baatis from Rajasthan, right? very appealing.

  5. they look great - crispy on the outside but soft and chewy on the inside - perfect with some soft butter

  6. The bread seem to have turned out very well..

  7. Bofrots looks like Mysore bondas :-) lovely clicks.

  8. Bread balls look soo yummy, crisp from outside and soft from inside.

  9. Bread balls looks so soft and delish....

  10. They look great. Are they eaten as it is or served with something else?


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