One fine Saturday morning Jacob picked up Pamela, her two sons and a nephew along with a bike that belonged to her late husband. While the guys fixed the bike, and the little fellows played, I had Pamela "teach" me how to make mandazis. Here are the instructions :
Next we need a glass of oil. Find one the right size..like, oh..1 and 1/2 cups. Mix it in with your hands till clumpy.
Now back to the recipe:
Once your dough is nice and "clumpy" , take about a quart of warm water and add it about one cup at a time till your stuff has a nice "doughy" look (5-10 minutes of kneading). Mix the peel of one lemon (I used a grater. She uses the cap off a glass pop bottle.) with a bit of flour, water, and oil. Add to dough mixture and mix in well. (This was only the second time I've had them made with lemon and they are the BEST!) Knead another 5-10 minutes. Cover and let rise 30-60 minutes.
Meanwhile get the jeko going using charcoal. Stuff kindling in there with your fingers and move the hot jeko with your bare hands to a spot that suits you. (Seriously, these women have TOUGH hands!)
When dough is ready, roll out bits at a time, maybe 1/4 " (???) thick and cut into desired size and shape. Triangular is the norm.