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Re: Fry bread recipe needed

Rob <rob_b9@lycos.com>
Sat, 24 Jan 2004 21:57:39 -0800
This is the one I use.

Fry Bread

6  cup flour
2 tablespoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
2 1/2   cup water; warm
vegetable oil

In large bowl, mix together all ingredients except water and oil. Add water 
in half cup increments and mix with hands. Dough should be easy to handle, 
not too dry or too sticky. If sticky, add small portions of flour and 
continue to mix. If dry, add water as needed.

Preheat 10-inch skillet with 2 to 3 inches of vegetable oil or shortening 
over medium-high heat. Test oil by dropping drops of water into skillet. 
When water starts to crackle, oil is ready for frying.

Divide dough into 4 equal pieces. Divide each piece into 4 or 5 equal-size 
pieces. With hands, form each piece into ball and flatten into 6- to 8-inch 
circles, pinching a small hole in center of each circle. (this helps it 
cook evenly in the center, and the hole disappears when it puffs.). Place 
into hot oil. Fry until golden brown, then turn over. Dough should rise 2 
inches when frying. Fry until golden brown on other side. Remove to paper 
towels to absorb excess grease.

Makes 16 to 20 6 inch fry breads