Making this video made me so emotional. My late “Aunty” taught me how to make puff puff when I was a lot younger. She always made them perfectly. Not too sweet. Not bland. And a perfect ball shape. I never taught I’d be able to make them the way she did. I’m still not there yet, but with some more practice, I’ll be making puff puff like a pro, like Aunty Patience.
Memories flooded my mind as I edited the video. The last one being the time I had what we thought was chicken pox (ended up being measles). My mom traveled for work, and Aunty Patience stayed in our house to take care of me. She rubbed calamine lotion all over my body, made sure I ate properly, even took me to the market to get my hair braided. She told me stories, we laughed together, and bonded. I became very fond of her.
Things started getting better for us all. She bought her first car, and never got to drive it. Before I had time to say good-bye, she left me. It’s crazy how it’s been so many years but it still hurts. God knows best.
Here’s what you’ll need to make puff puff
Flour (3 cups), Sugar (1.5 cups), Nutmeg (2 tablespoons), Rapid Rise Sugar (2 sachets), Warm Water (1.5 cups)
Here’s a video tutorial