Fried Bread

Begin by preparing a recipe for white bread.

White Bread:
6-1/2 to 7 cups all-purpose flour
2 packs Instant dry yeast
3 tbs sugar
1 tbs salt
1-1/4 cups water
1 cup milk
2 tbs shortening

In a large bowl, combine 3 cups of flour, yeast. sugar and salt. Mix well. In a sauce pan, heat water, milk and shortening until warm, add to flour mixture. Stir until moistened. Gradually add remaining flour, stirring well to make a firm dough. Knead on floured surface until smooth and elastic. Place in a greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover, lot rise in a warm place until light and doubled in size.

When dough is doubled, put 3 to 4 inches of oil in a heavy pot and heat to 370F. Using a teaspoon, drop spoonfuls of dough into the hot oil. Turn once to cook evenly. The dough cooks fast and must be watched.

Leftovers may be reheated or frozen.

Makes 2 Loaves

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana