Earl's Doughball Recipe

Earl Nicodemus's Top Secret Doughball Recipe

This recipe works for both carp and catfish. The oil from the peanut butter keeps it from being sticky and the gluten from the flour keeps it on the hook. For best results, keep it in a cooler if you are fishing on a hot day to prevent it from getting too soft.

One can of whole kernel corn
1/2 cup of creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons of dark molasses
2 teaspoons of salt
4-5 cups of all purpose flour

Place the can of whole kernel corn, including the juice, into a food processor and process it until completely liquefied.
Add the peanut butter, salt, and molasses and blend well using the food processor.
Transfer the mixture into the bowl of a stand mixer and add three cups of all purpose flour while running the mixer on the lowest speed
to prevent it from throwing the flour out of the bowl. After the three cups of flour are incorporated, continue to slowly add flower until a
stiff dough has formed.  Transfer the ball of dough onto a well floured surface and knead in more flour to form a well mixed very stiff dough.
Divide the dough into tennis ball sized portions and place them into zip-lock sandwich bags making sure to expel all of the air.  Place the dough into the freezer for storage. If you are planning to fish soon, put one of the bags of dough into the refrigerator where it will keep for several weeks. Divide the dough into marble sized portions for baiting the hook. To bait the hook, twist the dough around the hook shank making sure to leave the hook point exposed.