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Faust Nachts

Fried dough in my German grandmother's tradition. A treat for Fat Tuesday.

Ready In:
4hrs 30mins
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ingredients

directions

  • Warm 1 cup milk. Add yeast and sugar. Stir and set aside.
  • Melt butter. Add remaining milk. Heat to warm.
  • Add slightly beaten eggs.
  • Add yeast mixture.
  • Add flour, use hole technique, using spoon then hand to mix and knead until dough does not stick to sides of bowl. Add flour if needed.
  • Transfer dough, clean bowl, butter bowl with room temperature butter. Move dough back to bowl; turning dough to cover in butter.
  • Cover bowl with lightweight, dry towel. Set aside for 2 hours or it doubles in size.
  • Punch it, divide it into balls the size of baseballs. Set on wooden board.
  • Cover dough balls for about an 1 hour.
  • Heat Oil.
  • Stretch dough and fry. Turn as dough browns. Remove when both sides brown.
  • Add 1/2 cup 10X sugar to doubled, brown shopping bag. Place faust nacht in bag and shack. Kids love to help in this step.
  • Freeze leftovers before sugaring.
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  1. ShanAmbee
    Fried dough in my German grandmother's tradition. A treat for Fat Tuesday.
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