*Yes, this is the same great-grandmother that threw 5 whole chickens, fresh from the coop, into the pot to make chicken soup.
**When someone asks you, "Do you know how to punch the dough?", that does not mean go Muhammad Ali style and knock out
Sometimes it's nice to have a small helper.
2 packages active dry yeast
2 1/2 cups warm water (105-115 degrees Fahrenheit)
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon melted butter
7 cups flour
Enough oil to be an inch thick in the frying pan
Maple syrup, cinnamon sugar, or any other pancake/French Toast/doughnut toppings
Dissolve yeast in warm water in warmed bowl. Add salt, butter, and flour. Attach bowl and dough hook to mixer. Mix until well blended, about 1 minute. Knead for 2 minutes. Dough will be sticky.
Place in a greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover; let rise in warm place, free from draft, until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
Punch dough down and divide in half. Separate into balls about 3 inches in diameter onto
sprayed cookie sheets. Should make about balls. Cover, let rise in warm place, free from draft, until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
Heat oil over high heat. Pull dough until flat, and place 2-3 in hot oil at a time. When edges are brown, flip. Only needs a couple of seconds on each side. Put on baking sheet covered with paper towel. Have any toppings ready to go. Best hot.
We had to invite family over to enjoy it with us.
And who can resist that cute face???