Fried Dough Recipes
What is Fried Dough?
If you come from the North you are familiar with fried bread dough. You see it at every fair, flea market and sometimes street corner in the largests of cities. The dough is fried to a beautiful golden brown and served with different toppings, it's usually your choice which one. Fried dough is served on paper plates and is eaten by hand, that's right, you don't use a fork and knife.
I looked around for different types of fried bread dough recipes so I could give you a choice. I tried to pick what I thought was the best. My mother-in-law makes the best fried dough I have ever eaten. When she makes her home-made bread dough, she saves some of the dough aside. She calls them "Dough Boys" and believe me eating them is sheer heaven. So, I would suggest to all of you out there who makes home-make bread to save the dough and make your own Dough Boys. You'll love them with or with out the sugars and butters. They're good with just plain old butter.
Fried Dough Recipe # 1
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp shortening
1/3 cup warm water
Mix flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut in shortening until mixture is grainy. Slowly stir in water to form a dough.
Turn dough onto a floured board and knead for 2 minutes, or until smooth. Cover with towel and let rest for 15 minutes.
Heat oil in a deep skillet. Divide dough into 4 equal parts and roll out into a 5 inch circle.
Ease dough into hot oil. Cook for 30 seconds or until golden brown, turn over and cook until other side is golden brown. Drain on paper towels . Cook other dough and serve immediately.
This recipe is delicious when served with Maple Butter and Cinnamon Butter.
I found this recipe in my grandmothers recipe file.
Fried Dough Recipe # 2
4 cups flour
1 pkg active dry yeast
2 cups warm water
1/2 tsp salt
Dissolve yeast in warm water. Mix flour and salt in a bowl, add yeast mixture.
Work dough until sticky and loose. Cover with a clean cloth and let rise in a warm draft-free place until doubled in size.
Oil hands and pinch off about a tbsp. of dough and stretch until is is 3 to 4 inches long.
Carefully drop into hot oil and fry until golden brown on both sides.
Roll in cinnamon and sugar, confectioners sugar, plain sug, nutmeg, allspice or just use your imagination.
I was given this recipe by a friend of mine. She tells me that her family has made it for years.
Fried Dough Recipe # 3
1 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1 pint milk, warm
1 stick butter, softened
4 cups flour
2 yeast cakes
Place yeast in 1 cup warm water and 1 tbsp sugar, stir.
Sift together flour, salt, and sugar and make a well mixture.
Add eggs and milk a little at a time. Add butter.
When thoroughly mixed, grease a large bowl and place dough in it. Cover and let rise for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
When dough appears light in texture and shiny cut off a piece of dough and stretch with hands.
Drop into hot oil and fry until golden brown.
Good coated with cinnamon, sugar, powered sugar, maple butter or cinnamon butter. If yoou are looking for a flavor that is not as sweet try: garlic butter, warmed tomato sauce or bacon butter.
I found this recipe on netcooks.com.
Children's version of fried dough
1 can refrigerated biscuit dough
Heat oil in large fry pan.
Open biscuit container and seperate biscuits. Stretch each piece of dough to about the size of your hand.
If you like them fat and puffy just drop them in the oil the way they come out of the can.
Drop dough pieces carefully into oil.
Drain on paper towels and roll in cinnamon, sugar or powered sugar.
As they were growing up my children made and ate many of these.
Butter Recipes for Fried Dough
6 tbsp sweet butter
2 tbsp maple syrup
Cream butter and syrup together. Chill. Remove from fridge 1/2 hour before serving.
1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
Cream butter until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in brown sugar and cinnamon.
1/2 cup butter
3/4 tsp spicy brown mustard
4 slices crumbled bacon
Cream butter until light and fluffy. Blend in mustard and bacon.
1/2 cup butter
1/2 tsp garlic powder
Cream butter until light and fluffy. Blend in garlic powder.
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