Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Fried balls

Today's recipe is fried bread balls.  We will begin by using the recipe posted in the previous blog, for the dough using the bread machine.  This time we will roll out our dough to about 1/2" thickness on the cutting board.

Roll out your prepared dough on a floured surface.  Begin by cutting small balls from the rolled dough.  I use an empty spice bottle because it makes just the right size and thickness I desire.

This is how the raw dough balls look.

Heat your oil either in your deep fryer or pan on the stove, to about 375 degrees, nice and hot.    When the oil is ready, I drop them, 12 at a time, into my deep fryer basket.  You need to watch them, turn them once using a large fork and fry until golden brown.  It usually only takes 5 to 8 minutes to fry one dozen balls.  

While hot, I place them in cinnamon and sugar mixture, coating them well and drain them on a platter covered with a paper towel.  If you prefer, they can be rolled in powdered sugar. 

 We love donuts at our house but they can be expensive, so this is the next best thing.  These are wonderful with coffee or milk, either warm or cold.  I hope you enjoy these for breakfast, brunch, snack or anytime you crave donuts.  

This is how the finished product looks.