Today we went to the fair. We ate cotton candy. We ate ham sandwiches, and curly potatoes. We wanted Elephant Ears, but were not very hungry for them. When we came home we rested. We made the dough and then went to the store.Â Then we made Beaver’s Tails. (Momma found the recipe on line)
We wanted something new.Â We wanted something fair like. We read that they eat Beaver’s Tails in Canada where Daddy is. We thought they sounded like the best thing to make. Here is the recipe that we cut in half because they make too many. You will be sick because you eat too many!
For 18 Beaver’s Tails
1/2 tablespoon white sugar
1/4 cup warm water (110 degrees F)
1/2 tablespoon active dry yeast
2 tablespoon softened butter
1 cup plus 6 tablespoon warm water (110 degrees F)
1/2 teaspoon salt, we omitted
2 tablespoons white sugar
2 1/2 to 3 1/2 cups flour (We used 1 cup soft whole wheat and the rest unbleached all purposed flour)
Canola oil for frying
Cinnamon sugar mix for topping if desired
Nutella for topping if desired
Dissolve 1/2 tablespoon sugar and the yeast in 1/4 cup warm water. Set aside until foamy. Add butter, remaining water, salt and sugar.
Gradually mix in flour and knead to form a soft nice dough.
Place the dough in a greased bowl, and turn to coat. Cover with a damp towel, and place in a warm place and let rise until doubled.
Form the dough into balls about the size of eggs, then roll flat to make beaver tail shapes about 1/4 inch thick. Heat the oil between 350 to 385Â° F in a deep fryer.
Have Momma fry the dough while the kids roll the dough out.
Fry the beaver tails one at a time, until light brown on both sides. Place on paper towels to drain. Sprinkle with white sugar, cinnamon, and lemon juice (we forgot to try) while still hot.
Or use spread Nutella on top.
Eat and enjoy!