Combine flour, baking powder, and 1 cup of brown sugar.
In a separate bowl combine 1 cup warm water, salt, 1 tbs flour, 1 tbs brown sugar, and yeast. Let sit until foamy.
Pour yeast mixture into flour mixture and add 2 cups warm water, then mix. Add flour to dough until dough becomes smooth, adding about 1 1/2 cups of flour.
Sprinkle flour onto table and kneed dough once again until smooth. Let sit for 10 minutes.
Pinch off, shape, and fry until golden brown.