It's been a favorite of mine since I was little that my grandma made every year for Christmas.

Nikki

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
4 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
44 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 dozen
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl. Make a well in the center of the mixture.

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  • Dissolve yeast in the warm water in a small bowl. Pour into the middle of the flour mixture. Mix together lightly and rapidly until dough is moist and soft. Allow dough to rise slightly, 15 to 20 minutes.

  • Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Pinch off a 2-inch piece of dough with well-floured fingers. Stretch it into a round 5 to 6 inches in diameter, working in more flour if needed.

  • Deep-fry dough until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining dough.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

307 calories; protein 6.7g; carbohydrates 51.5g; fat 8g; sodium 476.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2017
These were very good. I served then topped with pinto beans, cheese, lettuce and diced tomato. They would also be good made a little smaller and sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/27/2020
I have made this recipe many times as written and it is always good. Why mess with success, BUT I wanted to try making it in my Ninja Foodi. They browned on with a coating of oil spray, but we're doughy in the center and boring, boring, boring to eat. I even tried dusting with cinnamon sugar before air crisping. Better but next time I go back to a skilled with 3/4" of oil. Read More
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2017
These were very good. I served then topped with pinto beans, cheese, lettuce and diced tomato. They would also be good made a little smaller and sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2020
Sorry but this recipe is unnecessary. I’m Native American and we just mix all purpose flour and water until you get a doughy consistency you make it about half and inch thick and as large as you’d like. Then poke a hold in the center with your finger and make it about 1 cm around. Then just deep fry until golden brown. There is no need for such a long, drawn out recipe. No offense! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2018
I was a little nervous to make this, since I don't fry things in general, but I was asked to bring a native American dish to a book club. I used an electric skillet set at 375° and that worked very well. I poured in about a half inch of vegetable oil and set that to heat while the dough rose. Again, that worked out just fine. I got about 16 pieces of bread out of the 6 cups of flour. The bread is delicious, and I was thinking maybe to serve it with strawberry jam. Thank you for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/06/2020
We did not use oil to cook due to dietary restrictions. Pan Fried with butter instead. Family loved them :) Read More
(1)
Rating: 3 stars
04/27/2020
I have made this recipe many times as written and it is always good. Why mess with success, BUT I wanted to try making it in my Ninja Foodi. They browned on with a coating of oil spray, but we're doughy in the center and boring, boring, boring to eat. I even tried dusting with cinnamon sugar before air crisping. Better but next time I go back to a skilled with 3/4" of oil. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/19/2019
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Rating: 4 stars
08/08/2018
I will make this again. Read More
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