{ "@context": "https://schema.org/", "@type": "Recipe", "name": "Traditional Fasnacht Recipe", "image": "https://www.skh.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/shutterstock_1911639310-1-min-1-scaled.jpg", "author": { "@type": "Person", "name": "Stauffers of Kissel Hill" }, "datePublished": "2023-05-17", "description": "Learn how to make traditional fasnachts, delicious fried dough squares perfect for any occasion.", "keywords": "traditional fasnacht, fasnacht recipe, fried dough squares", "recipeYield": "Approximately 24 fasnachts", "recipeIngredient": [ "2 cups of milk", "1/2 cup of unsalted butter", "2 teaspoons of salt", "3/4 cup of sugar", "1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg", "2 large eggs, beaten", "7 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour", "2 packages of active dry yeast", "Cooking oil (for frying)", "Molasses (optional)" ], "recipeInstructions": [ { "@type": "HowToStep", "text": "In a medium saucepan, warm the milk and add the butter. Stir until melted." }, { "@type": "HowToStep", "text": "In a large bowl, mix the salt, sugar, and nutmeg." }, { "@type": "HowToStep", "text": "Pour the melted milk and butter mixture into the mixing bowl. Stir until well mixed and let it sit until room temperature." }, { "@type": "HowToStep", "text": "Once the mixture has cooled, mix in the beaten eggs and yeast packages." }, { "@type": "HowToStep", "text": "Add 3 cups of flour into the mixture. If you have a stand mixer, beat at low speed for 2 minutes. If mixing by hand, stir for at least 2 minutes or until smooth." }, { "@type": "HowToStep", "text": "Once the mixture is well mixed, add the remaining cups of flour and stir by hand." }, { "@type": "HowToStep", "text": "Put the dough on a floured surface and knead for about 3 minutes." }, { "@type": "HowToStep", "text": "Place the dough in a greased bowl, turning it over so that both sides are greased." }, { "@type": "HowToStep", "text": "Cover the bowl with a clean kitchen towel and allow it to proof for about 1 hour or until it has doubled in size." }, { "@type": "HowToStep", "text": "Punch down the dough and turn it out onto a floured surface." }, { "@type": "HowToStep", "text": "Roll out the dough into a 1/4 inch thick disk." }, { "@type": "HowToStep", "text": "Cut the dough into even squares and cover with a kitchen towel to proof for another 45 minutes or until it doubles in size." }, { "@type": "HowToStep", "text": "Heat about 2-3 inches of cooking oil to 370 degrees Fahrenheit in a deep saucepan." }, { "@type": "HowToStep", "text": "Carefully drop the dough squares into the frying oil, making sure not to crowd the saucepan." }, { "@type": "HowToStep", "text": "Flip the dough squares when the bottom side is golden brown, and cook the other side until golden brown as well." }, { "@type": "HowToStep", "text": "Remove the fasnachts from the oil and set them on paper towels to cool." }, { "@type": "HowToStep", "text": "Dab the fasnachts with paper towels to remove excess oil." }, { "@type": "HowToStep", "text": "Enjoy the fasnachts the traditional way with molasses on the side, or dusted with powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar." }, { "@type": "HowToStep", "text": "For coated fasnachts, coat 2-3 warm fasnachts in a large Ziploc bag with your desired coating (powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar). Toss until completely coated." } ] }