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Indian fry bread request....

Honey <deshawk@yahoo.com>
Sat, 10 Jan 2004 10:57:50 -0800 (PST)
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
Mix well.
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.
Stir well.

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.