Thursday, November 22, 2012

Can't Miss FryBread

My mom made frybread this morning for the Fruitvale community dinner that the All Star Liquor Store puts on every year.  This year she said they had tons of meat and where short on bread, so my mom came thru and made them frybread, heres her recipe:


Beulah John's Can't Miss Fry Bread (thanks to my friends from Oklahoma and South Dakota for their influences in this recipe)

One 2-lb bag of All Purpose Flour (32 oz)
One envelope Instant Nonfat Dry Milk (3.2oz) (makes 1 quart)
2 T Baking Powder
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Sugar
4 cups Hot Water
Shortening for frying

Thoroughly mix the first 5 ingredients in large bowl. Gradually, add hot water & mix all ingredients until the dough starts pulling together. The trick to making a good dough is to knead for 5-10 minutes until you have a nice firm dough consistency.

Cover bowl and let rise until it doubles in volume.

Heat shortening in heavy duty cast iron skillet, very slowly to 350-370 degrees. [check temp by frying a small piece of dough to see if it turns golden brown]

With floured hands, flap out with your hands or use a rolling pin out to flatten 20 - 25 pieces of dough about the size of a golf ball each, drop in hot shortening till golden brown and flip.

Each side will take approximately 1 - 2 minutes to brown.

When golden brown, remove from oil and drain on paper towels.

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