Sweet, little rounds of pumpkin bread dough are fried in a skillet to puff up crisp and delicious. It 's a novel way to enjoy everyone's favorite squash.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 quart vegetable oil for frying
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
Cook, peel and mash the sugar pumpkin.
Sift flour, baking powder and baking soda together. Gradually add pumpkin, sugar and water to make a soft dough.
When it just holds together, knead several minutes. Divide dough into 4 - 6 equal parts. Knead each portion again several minutes or until it becomes a soft, smooth ball. Roll out each portion 1/4 inch thick. Another method is to pinch off small pieces of dough and form into individual cakes 2 - 3 inch across.
In a large iron skillet, fry in very hot vegetable oil (about 1inch in depth) until brown on one side. Flip over and brown other side. The bread will puff up and get crisp and chewy. Sprinkle with granulated sugar.
We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.