I Made Chin-Chin

The appropriate word should be ‘we’ because my mom did all the work. I just cut the dough into the desired shapes and fried them.

Chin-Chin is a Nigerian snack and is always nice to have around and munch on. Can I also add that I just realized I do not know how to spell ‘chin-chin’. Would someone please tell me how it’s spelled because this spelling looks wrong.

It turned out great and being the nice person that I am, I decided to share just in case you want to try making some.


ingredients for chin chin


Flour, Sugar, 500ml of Milk, 112g of Butter, 3 Eggs,

1 Tb/Spn Baking Powder


Rolling Pin,ย Chopping Board,ย Mixing Bowl, Knife, Tray

What To Do:

1.Put your butter into a bowl or mixer. Whichever one you are using.

pic of butter in bowl
Utterly Butterly

2. Add some sugar to the butter and Mix them (the amount of sugar you add should depend on how sweet you want your chin-chin to be). It should look something like this:

mixed butter and sugar in bowl
butter and sugar mixture

3. Beat your eggs and add them to the mixture. If you are using a mixer you can just chuck it into the mixer.

4. Add your milk to the mixture and mix away.

5. Add a table spoon of baking powder to the mixture (don’t use baking soda. My sister and I tried that once ‘cos tesco didn’t have baking powder. Well, it didn’t work and we wondered why?)

6. You can now begin to gradually add flour to the mixture until the dough stops sticking to your fingers.

mixed dough
all mixed

7. Allow the dough to rest for about 30 minutes and you are ready to fry.

8. Bring out your cutting board, rolling pin and knife. Sprinkle some flour on your board and rolling pin in order to avoid the dough sticking to them.

cutting board with flour sprinkled over
board all floured up

9. Take a chunk of dough and use the rolling pin to flatten it over the board.

kneaded dough
I came out in the shape of a heart ๐Ÿ™‚

10. Time to cut into a desired shape. Be creative!

First though, sprinkle flour on tray.

tray sprinkled with flour
all floured up
shaped dough
you like? mom did it.
shaped dough
tiny squares
shaped dough in trays
we got 3 trays

11. Put oil in a deep fryer or frying pan ย and wait for it to heat up. Once the oil is heated up, put your cut dough in it and once its golden you know its time to take it out.

dough being fried in pan
it’s frying away

It should look something like this:

fired chin chin
fried chin chin
living life like its golden

Don’t forget to put them on paper towels so they don’t turn out too oily.

Let me know if you try it.ย  Laterz!!

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15 thoughts

  1. Looks really good! I’ll try it soon and let you know! Meanwhile, wish you could just send over some of yours, LOL. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

  2. I learnt in primary school that the color of a well done chin-chin (you got the spelling right BTW) is golden brown. I know, I also wondered how brown could be golden. Now I wonder no more. Yours (or should I say your mum’s?) glows.
    PS: I especially like the square ones. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Long since I’ve heard them, guess since I don’t celebrate my birthdays like a child anymore or do those christmas fun that comes with the chin-chin. Anyway, you gonna make me some on your return.

  4. MSR, this is the most beautiful chin-chin I have seen EVER!!! I’m going to steal this picture and keep with me for a long time ๐Ÿ˜€

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