Sue.. Here's authentic Indian Fry Bread.....
Please don't change or alter it in any way. It was given to me by a woman
of the Tohono O'odham tribe.
4 T honey
3 T oil
1 T salt
2 C hot water
1 pkg active dry yeast
3 C unbleached flour
2 t baking powder
2 - 4 cups additional flour
Start the dough at least 2 1/2 hour before serving.
*Note*..be sure to poke a hole in the middle of the dough before frying*
Mix together oil, honey and salt
Stir in the water
Sprinkle yeast on top of this mixture, cover with a cloth and let stand
until yeast bubbles, about 10 minutes.
Add flour and baking powder.
Add more flour until the mixture is firm and cleans hands.. (2-4 cups)
Place dough in a greased bowl, turning over to grease the top.
Cover and let rise until double in bulk.
Punch down and divide in half
Cut each half into 8 parts
Form each piece into a ball and place on wax paper.
Allow to rise until ready to fry
Heat fat to frying temperature..
Stretch on roll each ball into a very thin round .. 6 to 8 inches in diameter.
Poke a hole in the middle of the circle and drop into deep fat
Fry about 1 1/2 min each side and drain on paper towels.
Serve hot topped with honey,. -- this is the traditional topping.
You can also top with either powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar.