Look Both Ways by Jacquelyn Mitchard
(Penguin/Razorbill, March, 2009),
256 pages, Grades 7 and Up
2/3 cup milk
3-4 cups vegetable oil
Toppings: powdered sugar, granulated sugar and cinnamon, honey or jam
1. In a medium bowl, combine the baking mix and milk. Place dough on floured board, knead a few times and roll the dough out to approximately 1/4 inch thickness. Let rest for five minutes.
2. Cut dough into shapes using cookie cutters, clean jelly jars, juice glasses, or a pizza cutter.
3. In a large heavy skillet or deep fryer, heat oil to 400 degrees F. Drop dough carefully into oil and fry, turning once, for 1-2 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve warm and sprinkle with powdered sugar or sugar and cinnamon or dab with honey or jam.
Yield 10-12 (2 1/2 inch) pieces