• Allen Nsereko

Making Daddies the Ugandan Way

I wonder why they are called daddies but anyway these delicious snacks are well known by students in boarding schools and they make for wonderful tea escorts in our homes too.

With our #ntakeRecipe you should now be able to make a good batch of daddies yourself.

What you will need:

4 Cups. All Purpose flour (Kaswa or Horse brand)

4 Tbsp. Sugar

3 Tsp. Oil/Margarine/butter

1/2 Cup. Orange juice

1 Cup. Cold water

1 Tsp. Orange zest

1/2 Tsp . Nutmeg

1/2 Tsp. Ground cloves

1/2 Tsp. Salt

The baker's tip:

To create layers in the daddies, use the puff pastry technique of rolling and folding the dough. . Fold it three times before cutting.


  1. In a clean bowl, add flour, sugar, salt, nutmeg, cloves, orange zest and mix well.

  2. Rub in the oil/butter/margarine til the flour mixture is coarse (rough).

  3. Pour in the orange juice and mix well. Next pour in the water gradually until a firm dough is formed. Set aside the dough for about 10 minutes.

  4. After 10 minutes, knead the dough till smooth.

  5. Flour your rolling surface and roll the dough to about half an inch in thickness. Using a sharp knife cut the dough into small bite-sized squares.

  6. Place a pan on fire. Add oil and wait for it to get hot.

  7. Add your daddies and fry them till golden brown. Remove from oil and drain.

  8. Serve. Preferably with tea or your choice of beverage.

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