Monday, July 16, 2012

County Fair Fried Dough


  • I love my King Arthur Flour recipes, I really do. With the car being down and no way to the beach or fairs, I decided to whip these up for the kids.  It's insanely easy and you can use the topping of your choice. 

  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour*
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, in 1/2" cubes
  • 3/4 cup lukewarm water
  • 1) Mix the flour, baking powder, and salt.
    2) Work in the cold butter, using a pastry blender, your fingers, or a mixer.
    3) Stir in the warm water to make a soft dough. Cover and let rest for 15 minutes.
    4) Divide the dough into eight pieces. Working with one piece at a time, roll into a thin 5" round, about 3/8" thick.
    5) Heat about 3/8" vegetable oil to 375°F in an electric frying pan, or in a pan over a burner. If you're using a 10" diameter pan, this is 2 cups of vegetable oil. If you're not using an electric frying pan, use a candy thermometer to take the temperature of the oil; or guesstimate it by seeing if the first piece of dough fries nicely in the time specified.
    6) Pick up one dough disk, and carefully lower it into the pan. Let it cook for 60 seconds (it'll puff up on top and become light brown on the bottom), then flip it over and cook until light brown on the other side, about 60 seconds. You don't want to cook these too dark; they'll become overly crisp.
    7) Remove from the oil and set on a paper towel-lined baking sheet. Place in a 200°F oven to keep warm while you make the remaining fried doughs.
    8) Serve warm, with maple syrup or cider syrup; confectioners' sugar, or cinnamon sugar; or the topping of your choice — some folks enjoy a savory version, with marinara sauce and cheese.
    Yield: 8 servings.

6 comments:

startingoveringermany said...

Fried dough sounds good to me. For me it reminds me of bake bread. Forget the oven and pass me the skillet! Love it!

Kim said...

You got the idea :))) Thanks for stopping by!

My Italian Smörgåsbord said...

wow... it reminds me of fried pizza! a very traditional Napolitan home pizza probably invented by housewives without ovens. looks lovely. how did the kids love this?

startingoveringermany said...

Hi Kim you have been nominated for a Liebster Award. Wishing you a wonderful weekend! http://liferealities.wordpress.com/2012/07/20/liebster-award-keep-on-writing/

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

I can see that I have to get out my electric skillet. Sounds great.

AutismUnited said...

A must have at the local fair.

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