Portuguese Fry Bread
This is very similar to a yeasted fry bread. It uses baking powder for leavening instead of yeast. It is best served hot and we think with syrup or jam.
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
3/4 cup milk
1. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar together. Add the milk and stir with a fork until combined. You will probably need to remove the dough to the counter and knead the ingredients together to get a smooth dough.
2. Form patties three to four inches in diameter and 3/8-inches thick.
3. Fill a frying pan with vegetable oil to about 3/4-inches deep. Heat the oil to medium-high. Cook the patties until golden brown, turning once.
Baker’s note: If your temperature is too high, the bread will not be cooked clear through before the outer surface burns.