Chin Chin – Cookies from Cameroon


This cake or snack if you want it, is common practice in central Africa.
This recipe comes from Cameroon and very commond when its hollidays, Christmas etc. Very simple and incredibly tasty. The only thing is that it’s hard to stop eating them before they run out. πŸ™‚

Chin Chin – from Cameroon
500g plain flour
50ml milk
2 eggs
100g Sugar
60g butter
1 tbsp vanilla sugar
pinch of freshly-grated nutmeg
Pinch of salt
groundnut oil or vegetable oil, for frying
Mix everything together and work it into a smooth dough. Roll out the dough to about 3-4 mm thickness and then cut squares of dough. Heat oil and add the squares one by one and keep an eye on them until they are ready. Remove and allow to drain on paper towels.

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15 Comments Add yours

  1. Ginger says:

    They are looking delicious! I wouldn’t mind finishing them off right now …

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      They are really awazing! πŸ™‚ And one cant stop eating them πŸ˜›

      1. Ginger says:

        I think now that I have had my introduction to African food I must give them a try. We all enjoyed the Nigerian puff puffs and the thought of adding my favourite spice, nutmeg, is just too tempting!

      2. Dinner Bank says:

        Great πŸ™‚ I can tell you that my friend who is from Cameroon and just moved here, told me they tasted the same as she gets from her mum. πŸ™‚

  2. They look so good, you’re such a fab cook πŸ™‚

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      Aaawww Thank you so much πŸ™‚ I just LOVE to cook ❀ Thats my life and passion πŸ™‚

      1. I can see that! And you have such a vast knowledge too πŸ™‚

      2. Dinner Bank says:

        Awww Thank you sooo much ❀ You make me blush… ❀ Its my passion… πŸ™‚

      3. Dinner Bank says:

        Thats so sweet of you ❀ xxx

  3. Jodi says:

    They look great! I need to sit and convert this one out of metric πŸ˜‰

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      Thanks πŸ™‚ Yes please do as they are fantastic and so easy to do. πŸ™‚

  4. Checking… YES! I have all the ingredients. Guess what my kids and I are having for lunch… πŸ™‚ Thanks for this… definitely going to be looking around some more…

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      Great! Sure you will like it πŸ™‚

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