I was a bit older when I really discovered Toutin - the traditional word for fried bread dough. Mostly my mother would "set a batch of bread" while I was in school, so I never really got well acquainted with fried bread dough until later. It wasn't until a winter storm day that I found my mother flattening out little puffed up balls of dough. A little confused but mostly intrigued, I watched on as she placed the flat piece of dough on a hot pan with butter & a little bit of oil.
My mom's mom, my Grammy, used to "set bread" daily. My mom remembers coming home for lunch during the school day and being treated some fried bread dough. Traditionally, Toutin is served with molasses, but it is awesome served plain, with butter, with cinnamon sugar and even with some marinara!
We plan on introducing this awesome traditional flat bread to PEI!