RecipeReview Taste of Home Maple-Glazed Long Johns

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These turned out really good. I wasn't sure when I put the flat dough in the fryer what would happen but they puffed up as they fried. I decided to fill them with a cream filling. The maple glaze is a nice twist to just plain glaze. I only used 1 teaspoon of maple flavoring for it. I got 16 long johns from the recipe.
 
Maple-Glazed Long Johns
1 cup water (70° to 80°)
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup shortening
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups bread flour
2-1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
Oil for deep-fat frying
Glaze:
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup half-and-half cream
1 tablespoon maple flavoring      
      
In bread machine pan, place the first eight ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select dough setting (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed).

When cycle is completed, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Divide into four portions. Roll each into a 12-in. x 5-in. rectangle. Cut each rectangle width wise into 1-1/2-in. strips.

In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Drop dough strips, a few at a time, into hot oil. Turn with a slotted spoon and fry for 1 minute on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.

In a small bowl, combine the glaze ingredients. Place the long johns on a wire rack; drizzle with glaze. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.

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