Acting on a not-so-subtle hint from my hubby, I whipped up my first batch of Fried Bake (or “Fry Bake”). I tried cookingwithria’s easy recipe and it was certainly simple and even fun to prepare with my three-year helper, Oliver. I look forward to tweaking the recipe a bit to taste a little more like the fried scones I fell in love with in during my college days in Idaho and Utah.
We had a lovely breakfast with fried eggs and cheese packed inside the sliced bake. I got Adelaide’s vote of approval when she said “This is good good.”
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
2 tsp brown sugar ( add a little more sugar if you want them a little sweeter)
Approximately 3/4 cup water
Oil (for frying bake)
Makes 8-10 Fried Bakes depending on the size. I made them smaller since I have small kids.
1. In a large bowl, add flour, salt, sugar and baking powder. Mix well.
2. While gradually adding water, knead to make a soft, smooth dough.
3. Form into a large ball (or two) and cover with a wet paper towel. Let it rest for about 15-30 minutes.
4. Divide dough into small balls. On a lightly-floured surface flatten (1/4 inch) using hands or rolling pin.
5. Warm oil into a frying pan on medium heat.
6. Fry the dough disks, turning once, until golden brown and puffed, about 30 seconds per side.
Transfer the bakes to a paper towel-lined plate using a slotted spoon.