Sunday, September 13, 2015

Fried Dough for Fest Weekends

There are so many "fests" going in this weekend around here!  Jen and I made the mistake of going to the store sort of near one.  We actually were able to park and shop and had the added pleasure of smelling fried carnival food.

Which made us go home and fry some dough!  These are very elephant ear-like.  We ate them savory with dinner and sweet for dessert.  You could top these all sorts of ways...  I've even seen The Pioneer  Woman use them for taco toppings.

3 cups GF baking mix
3 teaspoons baking powder
Dash of salt
1 cup plain soymilk
Water to add as necessary

Heat about 1-1/2 to 2" of frying oil to 375.  I use vegetable oil.  Some use Crisco.

Mix the GF baking mix, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl with a fork.  Add the soymilk and mix with fork until crumbly.  Slowly add little bits of water until the dough just comes together (pressing with fork or hands to mix the crumbly bits in).  It won't be a solid mass of dough.  You don't want it to be too wet.  You do want all the crumbly bits to be moist though.  If too dry, add a bit more water.

Lay out some parchment paper.  Grab rounds of dough and lightly press into desired size and shape on the parchment paper.  Lift carefully with a floured spatula into the oil a few at a time.

Fry for about 1 minute on the first side and an additional 30 seconds on the second.

Drain on paper towels. Serve them up and avoid the crowds!