Looking for a tasty breakfast that takes almost no time to make? Look no further than this delicious fried bread. The moist and flavorful cake is dairy-free and only takes seconds to put together. You can even mix the dry ingredients the night before and add the rest of the ingredients the next morning. Serve the fried bread with butter, maple syrup, and maybe a few sausages on the side, and you’re sure to have a delicious breakfast that everyone will love!
For 1 people
- 2 cups - Water
- 1/2 cup - Yellow cornmeal
- 1/2 cup - Maple syrup (or molasses -- or even honey)
- 2 tablespoons - Butter or 2 tablespoons vegetable oil -- (1/4 stick)
- 2 teaspoons - Regular instant yeast
- 2 1/2 teaspoons - Salt
- 2 cups - King Arthur 100% White Whole Wheat Flour
- 4 cups - King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour -- (4 to 4 1/2)
- 1 1/2 quarts - Lard -- (3 pounds) or vegetable shortening or vegetable oil
- Pour the water into a saucepan and sprinkle in the cornmeal. Stirring constantly, bring the water to a boil and remove it from the heat. Stir in the maple syrup. If you're using butter, add it now while the mixture is hot. Allow to cool a bit.
- Blend the yeast and salt with the whole wheat flour and stir it into the cornmeal mixture; then add the 2 tablespoons of oil, if you're using it. Add 4 cups of the all-purpose flour and mix until the dough begins to pull away from the side of the bowl.
- Turn out onto a flour-sprinkled kneading surface and knead for 3 or 4 minutes. Add enough more flour to give the dough body, but not enough to make it stiff. Let the dough rest while you wash, clean out and grease the bowl. Knead the dough another 3 or 4 minutes, place it in the bowl, cover, and let rise until it's doubled in bulk.
- If you're planning to make fried bread for breakfast, put the dough to rise in a cool place and leave it overnight. It will be ready for you in the morning.
- To cook the dough, heat a large pan with vegetable oil that's 2 or 3 inches deep until it's reached 365F to 375F. Pull or cut off golf ball-sized pieces of dough (somewhere between 1 and 1 1/2 ounces each). Don't try to smooth them out -- ragged is better. Drop them gently into the oil, leaving space for expansion. Flip them over when they're golden on one side (sometimes they're reluctant to stay turned over, but a couple of forks can usually persuade them by force). When you think they're done, remove with a slotted spoon onto a paper towel. Tear one open just to make sure they're cooked all the way through; sometimes they're not and need another minute or so back in the pan. If your clientele can wait, accumulate a pile on a plate in a warm oven. Then serve them along with butter, maple syrup, and perhaps a sausage or two.
This fried bread is sure to be a hit! It’s a delicious, moist, and flavorful cake that only requires seconds to put together. Plus, it is dairy-free, making it a great option for all diets. Serve it up with butter, maple syrup, and maybe some sausages for a complete breakfast. Enjoy!