Introduction: Cinnamon Fried Dough
This treat is simple and delicious. It takes a little while, but it's worth the wait. In this instructable we will be showing you how to make Cinnamon Fried Dough, a deep fried snack smothered in cinnamon and sugar.
Step 1: Step 1 - Gather Your Ingredients
The first thing you're going to need to do is get all your ingredients together. You'll need the following:
-3 cup flour
-2 tsp. yeast
-1 cup warm water (the yeast needs to be in warm water for it to activate)
-1/4 cup oil
-1/2 tsp. salt
-1/4 cup cinnamon
-1/4 cup sugar
-Deep Frier (if you don't own one, you can use a large pot on the stove filled with oil, be sure to have a lid)
-Large mixing bowl
-Large paper bag
Step 2: Step 2- Making the Dough
After you have everything you need, you'll start making the dough. In the large mixing bowl pour the 1 cup of warm water, and then add the 2 tsp. of yeast. Let the yeast dissolve into the water, do not mix. This should only take about a minute or two.
Step 3: Step 3- Making the Dough Cont.
When the yeast has dissolved, add the 1 tsp. of sugar, 1/2 tsp. salt, and the 1/4 cup of oil and mix.
Step 4: Step 4- Making the Dough Cont.
Now you're going to gradually mix in the 3 cups of flour to your mixture. Mix in about half the flour, then slowly add the rest while mixing. If you need to you can add a little more water and oil to help. When the flour is mixed in, knead the dough for 5 minutes. When done, set the dough aside to rise for roughly 20 minutes.
Step 5: Step 5- the Topping
While your dough is rising, you can make your topping. Take your 1/4 cup of cinnamon and 1/4 cup of sugar and pour them into a large paper bag. Close the bag and shake to mix the cinnamon and sugar together. Set the bag aside for later.
If you have a deep frier, now would be a good time to start heating it up. If you don't own a deep frier, you can fill a large pot with oil to deep fry in on the stovetop. Make sure you have a lid when doing this, because the oil may splash.
Step 6: Step 6- Deep Frying
When the dough has risen (see picture above), you're ready to start deep frying. Spread flour onto the countertop and on your hands to keep the dough from sticking. Take your dough and roll it into 4-5 in. strands until it's all gone. Then deep fry until golden brown. Make sure your bag of cinnamon and sugar is close by.
Step 7: Step 6- Finishing Touches
When they're ready to come out (golden brown), put the fried dough into the bag with the cinnamon sugar topping inside. Close the bag and shake to cover the fried dough in delicious cinnamon-sugar. You can also spread the cinnamon mix on a tray and cover the fried dough by rolling and scooping the mix on top of it.
The paper bag will keep the fried dough fresh for about a day. We suggest eating the fried dough right after making it, but if you want it for the next day put it in a paper bag. Using two bags is suggested because the oil on the fried dough could soak through the bag.
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