Mandazi Dessert

35 mins

Serves: 6


  • 700g Mandazi Flour/Self Raising Flour
  • 3 tbsp Blue Band
  • 6 tbsp Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup Coconut Milk/ Regular Milk
  • 1-2 tbsp Cardamon powder
  • 300ml Sweetened whipped cream
  • Chocolate sauce/melted chocolate


  1. In a suitable bowl, mix the flour and the Blue Band using your fingers until it resembles bread crumbs. Mix in the Cardamon powder and sugar.
  2. In a separate bowl whisk the egg into the coconut milk.
  3. Make a well at the centre of the flour and add the milk and egg mixture and slowly mix to form a dough.
  4. Knead the dough for 3-4 minutes or until it stops sticking to the sides of the bowl and you have a smooth surface.
  5. Cover the dough with a damp cloth and allow to rest for 15 minutes.
  6. Roll the dough on a lightly floured surface into a 1/2 cm thick piece.
  7. Using a sharp small knife, cut the dough into small squares or the desired shape and size setting aside ready for deep frying.
  8. Heat your oil in a suitable pot and gently dip the mandazi pieces to cook until light brown on the first side then turn to cook on the second side.
  9. When ready, transfer to a paper towel lined bowl and fry the remaining pieces.
  10. Allow for the mandazi to cool down then, make a small cut at the centre of each piece where you will stuff them with the whipped cream.
  11. Arrange on a plate and drizzle the mandazi with some chocolate sauce if available and enjoy as a dessert.

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