Chin-chin is a deep fried crunchy snack and it's most common in west African countries but widespread into other countries. Chin-chin has become a household name due to high demand as it’s enjoyed by kids and adults alike.
There is a huge market for chin-chin in most states across most countries because it’s crispy and fun to chew among many other reasons, it's liked by all. Parents often package it for their children or wards to eat at school as lunch and adults also eat chin-chin with cold soft drinks and also it’s mostly used in the house, home and offices to welcome guests.
However, many seeking to start a business are still blinded by the lucrative money making opportunity and huge profit they can make constantly from chin-chin production and sale business. While those that know its potential have dived into this business and are making, even more, money producing and combining this chin-chin business with other products such as pizza, egg roll, meat pie, fish pie, sausage roll, buns, puff-puff etc.
Well if you wish to go into the baking business, you should consider chin-chin production and sale business. To this, this article will answer all your questions and inquiries on this business.
Firstly: How is chin-chin made?
There are quite a number of recipes for this snack and they all produce chin-chin but of different qualities, such are the super hard chin-chin to the soft chin-chin. To be discussed here, however, falls neither to the hard nor the too soft chin-chin but rather, a moderately soft and hard chin-chin thus we will keep it in between.
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Let's get started
Ingredients you will need:
1. All purpose flour( 500g – 1kg)
2. Milk( 150 -250g)
3. Pinches of salt (2.5)
4. Granulated Sugar ( 200 -250g)
5. Vegetable oil
6. Baking powder ( 1 teas spoonful)
7. Fresh raw Eggs ( 4 eggs)
8. Powdered Nut Meg
Note that the amount of ingredient to be used depends largely on the quantity of the chin-chin you intend to produce.
- I’m going to start off by measuring out some all-purpose flour into a bowl
- Add some baking powder( note this is optional if you want a hard chin-chin)
- Add sugar and Nutmeg in the all purpose flour.
- Mix all together, makes a deep at the center, add egg with butter and milk (at room temp.) then mix all together until dough is formed.
- Using your hand massage the dough for 2-5 minutes.
- Transfer the dough to a neat floured surface (a table) then roll the dough with a rolling pin till it's flattened.
- Then cut out your chin-chin size and fry
- Your chin-chin is ready for packaging and for sale.
Haven learned the procedure and can now start producing, how do I do it as a business?
Just like every other business, to start you will need a capital to start with. Chin-chin business is not capital intensive. However, you need to have a clear source for capital, if you intended getting a loan, it's required you create a repayment plan as well.
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Get the Necessary Machine and Equipments: At startup stage, you might not necessary need to use machine, however, if you have the capital and intend to start on a large scale then you will need a roller and cutter, which will help you cut the dough into uniform chin-chin size of choice ( if small or big). The must have basic equipment are – stove or any other cooker, perforated spoon for scooping the chin-chin from the hot oil.
Choose a Location
Just as its important to any business, while starting up your chin-chin business, it's important you choose a location that will get you’re the best exposure and nearness to large customers.
As you might have noticed chin-chin business requires no much machinery, with the above you can start up easily and make huge profits.