Go Back
+ servings

Ghana Bofrot/ Toogbei Recipe

Linda Appiah
This easy Ghana wet bofrot is delicious and Ghana’s popular snack food. This recipe comes together very quickly and no need for complex tools.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
proofing 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine African
Servings 10
Calories 240 kcal


  • 4 cups (480g) all- purpose flour
  • 1 cup (200g) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons (7g) dry instant yeast
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cups (400mls) warm water
  • cooking oil


  • Measure your ingredient accurately especially the flour, scoop the flour into the measuring cup, and level, or use a kitchen scale.
  • In a medium bowl, add warm water, yeast, 1 tablespoon of sugar, and mix. Cover it and set it aside to activate the yeast.
  • In another bowl, combine all the dry ingredients and stir together. Set aside.
  • After 5 minutes, add the flour mixture and vanilla to the yeast mixture. Mix with a whisk or hand into a smooth dough. You can also use a stand mixer with a paddle attachment until well mixed.
  • Cover the dough and allow the dough to proof and double in size in about 60 – 90 minutes.
  • In a large pan, add the vegetable oil to about 4 inches high and place on medium heat to preheat oil. Using your finger, two tablespoons or ice cream scoop, drop the batter a tablespoon at a time into the hot oil until you have enough batter in the oil. Cook each side for about 5 minutes until it is golden brown all around. Cook the bofrot in batches while turning regularly with chopsticks or a wooden dowel.
  • When they are ready, remove them from the oil and place them on a paper towel to absorb excess oil from the bofrot.
  • Cool slightly, serve and enjoy.


Serving: 2gCalories: 240kcal
Keyword African doughnut, bofrot, ghana wet bofrot, puff-puff
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!