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granny quick frybread

10 to 12 servings


4  cups all-purpose flour
1/2  teaspoon salt
1  tablespoon baking powder
1 1/2  cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
4  cups shortening for frying

1.    Combine flour, salt, and baking powder. Stir in 1 1/2 cups lukewarm water.  Knead until soft...  not sticky.  Make dough into balls about 3 inches in diameter. Using a lightly coated flour board,  Flatten into patties 1/2 inch thick, and make a tiny hole in the center of each patty.
2.    Fry one at a time in about an inch or so of hot shortening, turning to brown on both sides. Drain  on fine linen cloth (  paper towel if you have to  ) inside a woven wire strainer with catch bowl or pan.  Some fry bread in shortening ( Like Me ) and some prefer oil. 375 is a good heat but a little hotter will prevent the bread from absorbing the oil.   You can also adjust the salt up to a full teaspoon if you desire... tablespoon of sugar or honey can be added to dough also for a sweeter taste... it's all about personal Taste!

Important :

Don't over work the dough... it will make it tough... and medium sized cast iron skillet is best for bread, it maintains a steady temp... I'm hungry now!

A few things I don't have, but will get.

Flour. Baking powder. Wire strainer. I don't have a cast iron skillet, but I have a sturdy frying pan that should work.

That seems like a lot of shortening or vegetable oil. Does it get used up or can it be reused?

How do you make the tiny hole in the center--can I just poke it with my finger or should it be smaller than that? 

I'm going to print this out, make sure I have everything I need, and try it.

Thanks, Coacoa! 

just a small hole with a finger is traditional ;)

and you are welcome... si will post some taco recipes as well as some other traditional recipes I have collected over the years for frybread... Good to see you on, Folkie dear.

I like this recipe

Thanks Coacoa for posting it.  Reading Frybread recipes is a great way to wake up :)

And I look forward to the Indian tacos.  yesyesyes.

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