Fried Dough Recipe

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This is a classic Fried Dough recipe that can be made right at home with a few pantry, basic ingredient staples, like all-purpose flour, baking soda, kosher salt, unsalted butter, and sprinkled with confectioner’s sugar, and cinnamon.  (no yeast, makes 8 servings)




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Did you know that Fried Dough is SO easy to make at home in your own kitchen? 

Fried dough is not to be confused with its close cousin, the funnel cake which is popular in New Jersey and the Mid-Atlantic Region of the United States.

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Fried dough is common in New England and it’s a food that I grew up with.

-2 cups (241 grams) all-purpose flour -2 teaspoons baking powder 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt -2 tablespoons (28 grams) unsalted butter, chilled -3/4 cup (170 grams) lukewarm water -about 2 cups Canola oil, for frying

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-tall spoon, for stirring -reusable or compostable straw -tall glass or 18-ounce mason jar -small-medium mixing bowl -handheld, electric mixer -ice maker -baking spatula

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1. In a large mixing bowl, add the all-purpose flour, baking powder, and kosher salt. Using a pastry blender (or your clean fingertips) and work in the chilled unsalted butter.

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2. Slowly stir in the lukewarm water, cover the bowl and let it rest for 15 minutes. On a lightly floured pastry mat, using a dough scraper, divide it into 8 equal wedges. Working with 1 piece at a time, roll into a 5 inch, round, and 3/8 thick. Get the full recipe in the post!

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