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Fried Cinnamon Puffs


Makes about 3 dozen


2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup butter or margarine
2 eggs, beaten
Vegetable oil for deep frying


  1. Fit processor with steel blade. Measure flour, 1/4 cup of the sugar, yeast, 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon and salt into work bowl. Process until mixed, about 10 seconds.
  2. Combine milk, water and butter in saucepan. Heat over low heat until warm (120° to 130°F). Mix in eggs with fork.
  3. Turn processor on and pour milk mixture through feed tube. Process until batter is smooth, about 30 seconds.
  4. Let batter stand in work bowl, covered, until bubbly, about 30 minutes. Process on/off once to stir batter down.
  5. Pour about 2 inches of oil into large saucepan. Heat oil to 400°F. Mix remaining 1/2 cup sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon. Drop batter by level tablespoonfuls into oil. Fry until brown, about 1-1/2 minutes on each side. Drain on paper toweling. Roll in cinnamon-sugar mixture. Serve warm.

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