Bofort recipe Ghana style

Bofort recipe Ghana style

Bofort is a type of Ghanaian doughnut that is loved by locals across the country. The snack is also known as togbei or boflot. Making bofort recipe Ghana style is a simple process. The trick is to avoid overfilling the oil while frying them as this makes the temperatures drop, leading to the doughnuts being filled with excess cooking oil. A delicious bofort should be soft on the inside and a little crispy on the outside.

Bofort recipe
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This nutritious snack is enjoyed during breakfast and in the evening before dinner. Bofort can be enjoyed on its own though many people like accompanying it with a drink. Some of the favourite drinks you can have your Ghanaian doughnuts with include coffee, millet porridge, tea, soda, or milk. A simple bofort recipe does not require much. However, you can go the extra mile and make different varieties of this snack using chocolate ganaché with hazelnuts or pistachio, among many other things.

How to make bofort

Here are the ingredients and procedure to follow:


  • 500g of plain flour
  • Warm water (about 300ml)
  • 100g of butter
  • One tablespoon of yeast
  • One tablespoon of baking powder
  • One teaspoon of vanilla bean paste
  • 3/4 tablespoon of grated nutmeg
  • Four tablespoons of sugar
  • Two free-range eggs to be beaten
  • A pinch of salt
  • Cooking oil

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Ghana bofort recipe method

  • Put the warm water in a large clean bowl and start adding the ingredients. Add the yeast and two tablespoons of sugar first and let the mixture settle for about 20 minutes. Once the mixture has foamed, add vanilla paste and the remaining tablespoon of sugar.
  • Using a different bowl, sift the flour, nutmeg, baking powder, and salt. Form a tiny well in the middle of the mixture and gently add the flavoured yeast solution.
  • Add the melted butter to the flour mixture, beat the eggs, and then add the yeast mixture into the flour mix.
  • Mix everything nicely and ensure that no lumps are visible on the paste.

Bofort recipe
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  • Cover the dough with a damp piece of cloth and gently place it in a warm area. Let the mixture rest for about 2 hours. You will notice that it has increased in size after this.
  • Place your cooking pan on fire and pour the oil. Have the heat on medium.
  • Spoon the mixture using either your hands or tablespoon as you deep them into the cooking oil.
  • Turn them every once in a while as they fry in oil until they turn golden brown.
Bofort recipe
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  • Remove the bofort from the cooking oil and place them on a different bowl until they cool before serving.

Ghanaian boforts can be made for a few people or during a function. The snack is a great addition to your meal as it has the right amount of fat and is tasty. To ensure that you have the precise bofort recipe Ghana style, try to avoid complicating the process by adding extras. Major ingredients are sugar, baking powder, yeast, oil, and flour. The heat should also not be low to prevent undercooking of the snacks.

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