How to Make BAKER'S SQUARES
- Using my Basic Bread recipe after the first rise of the dough, separate it into a loaf, save some for sweet rolls or whatever you wish, and keep out a small ball to make Baker's Squares.
- Roll out the dough on a lightly floured cutting board into a rectangle about 1/2 inch thick. Take a pizza cutter and cut dough into 1 1/2 inch squares. (They don't have to be pretty!)
- Place the squares about one inch apart, cover, and let rise again for about 15 to 20 minutes until their thickness has doubled.
- Meanwhile, heat corn oil in an electric skillet to about 400 degrees. (You can use a deep skillet, if you don't have an electric skillet or deep fryer) I only use about an inch of oil. Use tongs to handle squares.
- Drop the squares in, but don't overcrowd them, no more than 5 or 6 at a time. They will puff up while frying. They only need about 1 minute per side. Turn over once when they are golden brown and then turn them and do the other side.
- Remove and drain, and sprinkle with plenty of kosher salt. Eat right away.