Cameroonian Gateau - Food Fanatic

Cameroonian Gateau

      16 Servings


  • 3 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1/4 cup Vegetable Oil, plus extra for frying
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Yeast
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 3 tablespoons Granulated Sugar


  1. Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl.
  2. Using your fingers, blend all the ingredients and mix well until a smooth dough is formed.
  3. Sprinkle some flour on your work surface and place the dough onto it. Knead well for about five minutes until the dough is not sticky.
  4. Pop the dough back into the large bowl and cover the bowl with a cloth. Set aside for one hour in a warm environment to allow the dough to rise.
  5. Sprinkle some more flour back onto your work surface and transfer the dough to the surface. 
  6. Work the dough for a few minutes, rolling into a fat sausage shape, then splitting the dough in two. 
  7. Tear the dough into small ball shapes and roll until each is smooth.
  8. Place the dough balls onto a baking sheet and place a cloth over the top. Rest in the oven for 10 minutes.
  9. Heat some oil in a large pan. 
  10. Drop each ball into the hot oil, turning as needed. Fry for about five minutes until they are golden brown. 
  11. Drain the fried balls on a piece of kitchen paper to help remove excess oil. 
  12. Fill or top with your favorite ingredients if desired.
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