My Grandmother made excellent fry bread. It is different from a typical scone, made with yeast. It uses Baking Powder for the rising agent. It is simple to make, and even more delicious to eat. I like to sprinkle with Cinnamon & Sugar, or make excellent Tacos on top of Fry Bread.
We are having our fry bread tonight, with leftover shredded seasoned beef, lettuce, tomatoes, and melted cheese. Sounds good huh!
YOU WILL NEED:
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tsp. sugar
2 tablespoons dry milk powder
2 teaspoons salt, plus more for seasoning after frying
5 tablespoons cold vegetable shortening
1 1/2 cups cold water
2 cups oil, for frying
Whisk baking powder, salt, dry milk, sugar and flour together. Cut in shortening. Add cold water gradually until a soft dough is made (it will still be a little sticky). Flour hands and knead about 5 minutes until smooth and no longer sticky. Add a little additional flour is necessary. This dough should be the consistency of pizza dough. Set aside in covered bowl for at least 1 hour. Grab large chunks of dough, and flatten, and stretch with your fingers, about 1/2 thick. You could also use a rolling pin if you desire. Heat oil in deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Fry dough in oil; turn with tongs to brown each side. Drain on paper towels. Keep warm in paper towels in a 200 degree oven while cooking the rest.
by Get Off Your Butt and BAKE
About how many pieces of bread does this recipe make? Thank you for sharing your family recipe. I can’t wait to make this.
This is awesome Jason, thanks for sharing!! Can’t wait to try!!!
Do you know of a substitute for powder milk? It is the one ingredient I don’t have
I’ve never tried this, but I believe you could use 1 1/2 cups of whole milk instead of the cold water and the dry powdered milk.
It should work!