Thursday, August 29, 2013

Navajo Fry Bread

This is my favorite bread. I make it almost daily and have for years and years.

3 cups of flour
1 and 1/2 cup of very warm, almost hot water
1/4 teaspoon salt

2Tablespoons of shortening
3 tablespoons of powdered milk (I usually don't use milk in these at all)
3 Teaspoons of baking powder.
Oil to fry with
Extra flour for handling the dough.

 To Prepare:

  1. Sift the flour, salt, powdered milk(if you use it), and baking powder into a large bowl.
  2. cut in shortening and mix to a pea like consistency
  3. Pour the water over the flour mixture  
  4. Stir the dough with a fork to form a ball.
  5. Flour your hands and mix the bread with them and then form a ball. (Don't knead it like regular bread or it will get heavy.)
  6. Form circles with your hands about 5 inches round.
  7. In a deep heavy pot, heat the vegetable oil to about 350 degrees F.  
  8. Fry on both sides until golden brown and bubbled up.
Top with butter and powdered sugar if you like or serve like a taco with ground beef, salsa, tomatoes, lettuce,etc. You can place any sandwich ingredients, even melted cheese on top and fold into a taco like shape or just eat as a dessert with the sugar.


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