Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Smaller versions of a traditional carnival favorite- fried dough dusted in cinnamon and sugar.
1 1/2 cup oat milk
6 tbl melted earth balance vegan butter
2 tbl organic cane sugar, plus more for dusting
1/2 oz instant yeast
4 cups ap flour
1 tsp salt
canola oil for frying
2 tbl cinnamon
Fit a mixer with a dough hook.
In the bowl combine the milk and melted butter. Mix to combine.
Add the sugar, yeast and flour. Mix into a ball. Add the salt.
Knead on medium-low speed until the dough is smooth and only slightly sticky, about 5-6 minutes.
Place is a greased bowl and cover. Let rise in a warm place for 1 hour or until the dough has doubled in volume.
I like to turn my oven on low and place the bowl on top of the range for enough heat to allow gentle rising.
Divide the dough into 12-3 oz balls, about the size of a golf ball.
Preheat a deep pot of oil to 350. Combine the cinnamon with 1 cup of sugar and set aside.
Press each ball of dough out into a flat shape about 1/4" thick, 3-4 inches wide. Drop a few ears in at once, be sure not to overcrowd the pot. Fry until golden brown and puffy on both sides, about 5-6 minutes.
Right out of the oil, dust fully in cinnamon and sugar.