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!
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.
  • Teresa - 02/24/2016 - 12:23 am

    About how many pieces of bread does this recipe make? Thank you for sharing your family recipe. I can’t wait to make this.ReplyCancel

  • Elaine - 05/16/2016 - 11:20 am

    This is awesome Jason, thanks for sharing!! Can’t wait to try!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kristen - 06/28/2016 - 12:58 pm

    Do you know of a substitute for powder milk? It is the one ingredient I don’t haveReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 07/01/2016 - 2:57 pm

      Hi Kristen,

      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!