This recipe is dedicated to my grandma Salote Lasini Fakatou Wolfgramm. This is a recipe that she taught my mother and a treat that she always made for all of her children and grandkids.
Rest in Paradise grandma! Families are Forever!
Yields: 6-8 dozen
Approximately 4 cups of warm water
If you are using this yeast use 2 packets of yeast
If you are using this yeast
use 4-1/2 teaspoons of yeast
2 cups of sugar and separate 1 tbsp
8 cup of flour
4 tsp. Baking Powder
**For a smaller batch use half of each of the above measurements.**
In a small bowl stir yeast and 1 cup lukewarm water and 1 tbsp. of sugar until combined. Allow yeast to dissolve. Set aside.
In a separate bowl: Mix flour, baking powder and sugar until combined. Stir in yeast/water mixture until combined and completely mixed. Slowly add more water and continue mixing with your hands. Add water as needed until dough is a good consistency.
(The measurements are not always precise, so just add a bit
more flour 1/4 cup at a time if your dough is too runny.)
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and allow it to rise, about 45 minutes to an hour or until it has doubled in size. Dough should be thicker than a pancake batter but not as dry as a bread dough.
(The texture of the dough will change after proofing.)
Heat vegetable oil for deep frying.
Drop by spoonfuls into hot oil. Try using the hand method, as seen in the video, ensuring that you are dropping dough close to the oil to prevent splatters. If you prefer to you can also scoop dough with a large spoon and push the dough off of the spoon carefully dropping dough into the oil. Try to make the dough round as you slide it off the spoon.
Fry the Keke on one side until browned, turn and brown on the opposite side.
Remove browned Keke and drain on Paper towels.
Allow the Keke to cool.
Once it has cooled, eat it and enjoy!
Suggested toppings: Roll and dust powdered sugar on the Keke.
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