Can you bake my chin chin

In this brief guide, we will address the query, “Can you bake my chin chin?” We will also discuss how to make your chin chin dough ready for baking, how to bake a perfect chin chin, and how to store your baked chin chin.

Can you bake my chin chin?

Yes, you can bake your chin chin instead of frying it in just a few easy and simple steps, making it a healthy alternative.

Baked chin chin originates in West Africa, this pastry is one of the yummiest and healthiest bite-sized snacks that you can bake at home using cheap ingredients that are already found in every kitchen.

These sweet super delicious oven-baked small cookies are an excellent choice to serve as breakfast or a snack anytime during the day to enjoy their tasty soft internal texture and addictive crispy bite with your family and everyone will keep asking for more.

How can you make your chin chin dough ready for baking?

Baking a perfect crispy sweet chin chin is not only about baking this pastry right but rather about correctly making the pastry dough in the first place.

So in this section, we will guide you with easy instructions on how to prepare your chin chin dough

  • Mix in a large bowl flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and nutmeg until they are totally combined, note that the quantities depend on the quantity of chin chin you want to bake
  • Add  2 tsp of cinnamon to your mixture or 1/2 tsp allspice and blend together with a whisk or spoon
  •  Soften and cut some butter then add them to the dry ingredients
  •  blend or fork the added butter until they are evenly dispersed within the mixture 
  • In a separate bowl, add eggs with milk, and vanilla or coconut extract then beat them together until all these ingredients are blended and well combined
  • Mix the wet and dry mixtures you prepared gradually by making a central well in the dry mixture and pouring the wet mixture inside it until they are totally combined.
  •  lightly flour  your hands and a clean surface to avoid sticking then turn your dough on and knead it several times until it becomes elastic and smooth 
  • put your chin chin dough back into the bowl or in a plastic wrap and chill for 20 – 30 minutes in the fridge to facilitate preparing your dough for baking
  • After this time take your chilled chin chin dough out of the fridge, then roll it by using a floured rolling pin on a clean surface after you lightly flour it
  • keep as much as possible the chilled dough in a rectangular shape as you roll and trim with a knife the uneven edges then cut into pieces the main part of the dough.
  • Use a pizza cutter or knife to cut your chin chin dough into small squares as desired
  • Cut the square shape dough pieces squares diagonally in half then create knots by simply making a hole in each triangle centre and carefully pulling one corner through it

How can you bake a perfect chin chin in a few easy steps?

Now that your chin chin dough is ready to bake, we know how excited you are to learn how to bake your super soft chin chin at the comfort of your own home and season them perfectly.

Do not worry, we will not let you wait any longer, here is an easy step-by-step guide that you can follow to bake a perfect chin chin:

  • Preheat your oven up to 350 degrees Fahrenheit 
  • Line the baking pan with baking sheets or grease with non-sticking cooking spray to avoid sticking the chin chin pieces during the baking process as you can not use aluminium foil
  • Align your chin chin pieces on the baking sheets away from each other to avoid sticking to each other and uneven baking
  •  Transfer the chin chin pan into your preheated oven, then bake for 10 – 15 minutes until the surface turns into golden colour
  • use a spatula to flip the chin chin pieces and bake them for more than 15-20 minutes until they are done and both sides have become evenly baked with a slightly golden brown colour
  • Take the baked chin chin out from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheet for only 3-5 minutes not completely.
  • Sprinkle if you desire your baked chin chin with powdered sugar then transfer them to a plate before serving


What is the proper way to store your baked chin chin?

Baked chin chin can be stored so that they retain their freshness, quality, and taste in one of the following ways:

Chin Chin can be stored in an air-tight container:

  • at room temperature  for 2-3 days
  • in the refrigerator for 4-5 days
  • in the freezer for 1 month.

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In this brief guide, we have addressed the query, “Can you bake my chin chin?” We have also discussed how to make your chin chin dough ready for baking, how to bake a perfect chin chin, and how to store your baked chin chin.

Hope you found this blog useful. If you have any questions, please let us know.