Makes about 4 cups of small nuggets
2 1/3 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
8 tablespoons (1 stick/115g) cold, salted butter, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup water, plus more if needed
vegetable oil for deep frying
Put the flour, sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon and baking powder into a medium bowl and mix well with fingers. Add the butter pieces and rub them into the flour with your fingertips until it resembles fine crumbs. This will take a little bit of time. With a knife slowly mix in the water. Bring the dough together with your hands to form a soft non sticky dough. You might need to add a little more water.
To shape the Chin Chin, divide the dough into 3. Roll out each piece on a lightly floured surface until just 3/16in (about 5mm) thick. Cut into 3/4in (2cm) strips.
…until the chin chin are a uniform deep brown colour.