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World Breakfasts: Mahamri

In Kenya they like to eat doughnuts for breakfast! Of course, we just had to get on board with that and share it with you. Mahamri is a type of exotically-flavoured, coconut-tinged doughnut that’s perfect for a weekend brekkie, or  just whenever you fancy a change from cereal and toast. 

A batch of mahamris requires the dough to be set aside to rise before frying, so it’s one of those ‘set-up the night before’ projects. The prep time is totally worth it, though.

Wash these down with a freshly brewed mug of chia tea.

What you’ll need (Serves 10):

420g plain flour

125g coconut milk powder

170ml milk, warmed

60ml warm water

110g granulated sugar

1tsp instant yeast

1tsp ground cardamom

Vegetable oil for frying

What you’ll need to do:

1. Pour the water, yeast, a pinch of sugar and a pinch of flour into a small bowl and mix until the ingredients have combined. Set aside for a few minutes.

2. In another bowl, knead together the flour, milk, coconut powder and sugar. Add the yeast mixture and knead until a smooth, non-sticky dough has formed. Cover with cling film or a clean cloth and set aside to rest, preferably overnight, but for at least four hours.

3. Now that the dough has doubled in size, divide it into 8 balls. Roll out each ball into 6-inch rounds and slice each round into quarters.

4. Heat the vegetable oil over medium heat.

5. Carefully place 4 dough pieces into the oil. Fry for 1-2 minutes until the bottom side turns golden brown. Flip and fry the other side, again until golden brown. Repeat until all dough pieces are fried.

6. Use a slotted spoon to remove the mahamris and place them on paper towels to remove any excess oil.

7. Leave to cool for a few minutes and serve with a nice cup of chai tea.

In Kenya they like to eat doughnuts for breakfast! Of course, we just had to get on board with that and share it with you. Mahamri is a type of exotically-flavoured, coconut-tinged doughnut that’s perfect for a weekend brekkie, or  just whenever you fancy a change from cereal and toast.