Recipe by ERIN
"This recipe is passed down from my Nana who was famous for her doughnuts. This is one she would make us on a cold winters day after skating all day on the outdoor rink. It is a popular treat when skating on the Rideau Canal in Ottawa, Canada."
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3 1/4 cups
active dry yeast
vegetable oil for frying
cinnamon sugar, or to taste
This is a FANTASTIC recipe. The secret to make it perfect is: Form and freeze the dough pieces about half the size as you want the final piece. When you thaw them to room temp and let them rest a few minutes they'll stretch very very thin. Family rating is "Better than the beach!"- the ultimate compliment. Thank you Erin.
Very good and they are just like the Great Canadian Beaver tail that you get in Ottawa on the Rideau canal. My boys and their friends gobbled them up fresh - really, the only way to eat them. My only comment is to make sure you stretch them nice and thin. Squeeze fresh lemon juice on top when they are hot and then sprinkle with sugar/cinnamon. Yum! Thanks for the recipe. Give it a try!
EH! As an Ottawa native these are the best homemade i have ever had! i like these better than rightt on the Canal because they don't freeze up as fast! a great variation for this shape is the make balls and gently drop them into the oil then roll in the cinn~sugar mix before cooling. as a beaver tail you can be creative with the toppings as well, i have seen pretty much everything for sweet to savoury (and sometimes gross!) be inventive and have fun! enjoy these around a campfire or around a local rink!
Really wonderful! I made these with my Home Ec class and they were a HIT! As our deep fryer is a smaller 'home' one, this batch made more than 10. The key is knowing how thick to make them so that they are true to those found on the Rideau Canal. Awesome!
Perfect just like at country fairs. My kids like butter, cinnamon and sugar, and conf. sugar. WTH how many times does one have such a treat! Make sure oil is perfect temp and each side does not take long at all.
Perfect fried dough! Will definitely make again!
Sooooooooooooo good. Def the recipe I will use from here on out!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Erin's Canadian Fried Dough
Serving Size: 1/10 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 10
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 102
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