So, if you're a fan of Little House on the Prarie, you probably already know what these are. If not, they are supposed to be crisp, round balls of fried dough that are hollow in the middle. Unfortunately, when you follow the recipe the result is doughy and often not fluffy. I've searched every on line resource, but none of the results are exactly like the book. I've found that reducing the amount of flour, adding a pinch of baking powder and beating the eggs until they are super frothy will make the cakes fluff up like crazy, but the result is rather too eggy tasting.
Has anyone been able to make a variant on this that actually came out like the book?