County Fair Fried Dough

"So, you think you need a deep fryer and some kind of special county fair chef expertise to make fried dough? Think again! This easy version uses a simple baking powder dough, and fries in just 1/4" of vegetable oil — no messy deep frying necessary...."

1 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour*
1 2 teaspoons baking powder
1 3/4 teaspoon salt
1 2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, in 1/2" cubes
1 3/4 cup lukewarm water
1 *See "tips," below, to make this recipe using King Arthur Unbleached Self-Rising Flour.
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