Chin chin

Chin chin

Very popular snack in West Africa. Be careful how much you eat as each piece of fried pastry could add up 20-30 calories. Stop at a handful. (20 chin chins)

Method

In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, salt and baking powder if you are using. Cut the cold butter into small pieces and add to dry ingredients. Cut butter in with a pastry blender until it is blended in well.In a small bowl, mix together eggs and
milk. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour egg-milk mixture in. Mix with a fork and then knead with your hands, turning the mixture out onto a counter and kneading until it forms a solid dough. The dough will be very stiff. Roll out dough
to 1 ⁄ 4 inch thick, using a small amount of flour if you need to keep it from sticking. Cut out your chin chin using one of the following methods: Cut dough into strips about 1 ⁄ 2 wide, and then again crosswise into 1 ⁄ 2 strips, to make small 1 ⁄ 2 inch
squares, ready for frying. or, cut dough into 2 inch squares. Cut each square diagonally to form a triangle. With your finger, poke a small hole in the center of the triangle and pull one of the corners through the hole gently. The last picture be

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