2 quarts peanut oil
340 grams (12 ounces) all-purpose flour, plus an additional half cup for dusting
20 grams (4 teaspoons) baking powder
1 gram (1/4 teaspoon) baking soda
2 grams (3/4 teaspoon) kosher salt
30 grams (1 ounce) unsalted butter, sliced into very thin pats and chilled
60 grams (2.1 ounces) leaf lard, chilled
1 cup low-fat buttermilk, chilled
60 grams (1/4 cup) whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
226 grams (8 ounces) powdered sugar, about 2 cups
Large cast iron Dutch oven (cured iron or enameled)
Fry or candy thermometer
Wooden chopsticks (disposable are okay)
Hand strainer or "spider"
(weights are given where it matters and yes, metric is better)
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