1 1/2 cups hot tap water
1 packet of active dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon sea salt
3 cups flour, more if sticky
big vat of hot oil (vegetable shortening)
powdered sugar, fruit, pizza sauce or whatever else you want to use for toppings
wisk together the water and yeast then wisk in the sugar and salt. Add the flour, mixing one cup at a time and then kneed until dough is smooth and elastic (about 8 minutes). Let it rise, covered in a lightly oiled bowl for 20 minutes. Punch down the let rise 20 more minutes.
Heat the shortening (enough so that it's kinda deep, mine filled the bottom 1/5 of my pot) in a deep pot over medium high heat, not too hot, not too cool, use your best judgement and make sure you have something handy that can put out a fire (just in case!). break off pieces of dough, flatten slightly but the misshapenness and variation in width gives them charm. They're supposed to be a little wonky!
fry each side until golden, drain on papertowels and cool a little before serving. Top with whatevea.
Uncle Tykie says: "Don't worry if you get powdered sugar on the floor, the dog well lick it up!"