Fry Bread

You’ll Need:

3 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon shortening, lard or vegetable oil
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup warm water

Procedures : Measure dry ingredients into a deep mixing bowl. Add shortening and knead with hands until dough is in small pea-size pieces. Add warm, not hot, water and knead with hands until dough is smooth and leaves sides of bowl. Knead at least 5 minutes.

Cover with a clean dish towel, and place in a warm place to rise for 30 minutes.

This is the secret for tender fry bread – kneading and resting.

Divide dough into portions about golf-ball size and pat, slap, or roll out as round as possible, 1/4 inch thick. Fry in hot shortening or oil about 1 inch in depth. Fry both sides until light golden, not dark brown. Top with refried beans, confectioners’ sugar or honey

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