My Mom would make this for Family Night treat, or really, whenever the mood struck. We would just eat them as they came out of the fry pan. I love them dripping with butter and honey. Lip-smacking. Have a napkin.
4 c. flour
4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 3/4 c. milk or water
Mix dry ingredients and add liquid to make soft dough. Knead until smooth by hand or in mixer with dough hook. Place in bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let sit 30 minutes. Heat fry pan, or wok with 1/4" oil. Test with small pinch of dough. Oil is hot enough if dough immediately starts to sizzle and puff. Take a golf ball size portion of dough and flatten with your fingers in a pinching motion, to about 3-4 " in diameter. Gently place in oil and fry until golden, turning once. Remove to paper towels. Serve with butter, honey, jam, cinnamon sugar, or powdered sugar.