Toutons Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
• 2 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 2 tablespoons white sugar
• 1 cup cold butter, cut into small cubes
• 1 cup cold water
• 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
• 1/2 cup lard or bacon fat

Special Equipment Needed:
• Large bowl
• Rolling pin
• Frying pan

Step-by-Step Instructions:
1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar.
2. Add the butter cubes and mix with a pastry cutter or your hands until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
3. Add the cold water and mix until the dough comes together.
4. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth.
5. Roll the dough out to a 1/4-inch thickness.
6. Cut the dough into 2-inch circles.
7. Heat the oil and lard in a large frying pan over medium-high heat.
8. Add the toutons to the pan and fry until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side.
9. Remove the toutons from the pan and drain on paper towels.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 4 minutes
Temperature: Medium-high heat
Serving Size: Makes approximately 12 toutons

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 120
Fat: 8 g
Carbohydrates: 10 g
Protein: 2 g

Substitutions for Ingredients:
• All-purpose flour can be substituted with whole wheat flour.
• Butter can be substituted with margarine or vegetable shortening.
• Lard or bacon fat can be substituted with vegetable oil.

• Add 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon to the dough for a sweet touton.
• Add 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper to the dough for a spicy touton.
• Add 1/4 cup of grated cheese to the dough for a cheesy touton.

Tips and Tricks:
• The dough should be cold when you roll it out. If it becomes too soft, place it in the refrigerator for 10 minutes before rolling.
• Make sure the oil and lard are hot before adding the toutons to the pan.

Storage Instructions:
Toutons can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Reheating Instructions:
Toutons can be reheated in a 350°F oven for 5 minutes.

Presentation Ideas:
Toutons can be served as an appetizer or side dish. They can also be served with a dipping sauce such as honey mustard or ranch dressing.

Toutons can be garnished with fresh herbs such as parsley or chives.

Toutons pair well with a variety of dishes such as eggs, fish, and salads.

Suggested Side Dishes:
Toutons can be served with a side of mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, or a green salad.

Troubleshooting Advice:
• If the toutons are not browning, the oil may not be hot enough. Increase the heat and try again.
• If the toutons are too greasy, the oil may be too hot. Reduce the heat and try again.

Food Safety Advice:
• Always wash your hands before handling food.
• Use separate cutting boards and utensils for raw and cooked foods.
• Cook foods to the recommended internal temperature.

Food History:
Toutons are a traditional Newfoundland dish that originated in the 1800s. They are typically served for breakfast or as a snack.

Flavor Profiles:
Toutons have a slightly sweet and savory flavor.

Serving Suggestions:
Toutons can be served with maple syrup, honey, or jam.

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Region: Canadian

Taste: Crispy, Savory, Fried, Doughy, Salty