How To Make Half Cake Mandazi In Uganda

What is Half Cake Mandazi?

How To Make Half Cake Mandazi In Uganda

The following steps below will help you in making Half Cake Mandazi in Uganda

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cardamom, and salt.

Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth.

Heat the oil in a large pot until it reaches 350˚F (180˚C).

Working in batches, fry the mandazi for 2-3 minutes per side, until golden brown.


What are the ingredients for making half cakes?

All Purpose flour 2 cups.

Sugar 1/2 cup (add according to your preference)

Baking powder 2 teaspoon.

Baking Soda 1/2 teaspoon.

Margarine/ unsalted butter 3 tablespoon.

Milk 1/2 cup.

Eggs 2 whisked.

Vanilla 1 teaspoon.

Why are my half cakes Mandazis hard?

If your Mandazi turns out hard, that’s because you must have added too much flour. The dough for Mandazi should be soft and stretchy, easy to roll out and not hard.

Avoid adding too much flour when kneading your dough. That way, you will have Mandazi that is crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside.

How much baking powder should I use for 1kg flour?

So for 1kg of flour you will need 45g baking powder (4 tablespoons) of baking powder and 10g (2 teaspoons) of salt. +1 for metric.

What does half cakes mandazi taste like?

It has a slightly sweet, sometimes spicy flavor that has made it popular as a breakfast or dessert dish and as a daytime snack.