Navajo Fry Bread

A local woman came to our school program and taught this very easy recipe to our junior high students. We all had alot of fun doing this. Hope you do to.


3 cups of unbleached flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups warm water (milk optional)
1 tablespoon shortening or oil

powdered sugar honey for topping

DIRECTIONS: The Indian lady who taught me this used her hands for mixing and measuring. In a mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in water and knead briefly with light-oiled hands until smooth. Rub the remainder of the one-tablespoon of oil over dough. Cover and let sit for about thirty minutes. Pat out enough dough to fit in the palm of your hand in a circle about 1/8-inch thick and deep-fry in hot (350 degree F) oil or shortening for about one minute per side, or until golden brown.

Sprinkle powdered sugar or drizzle honey on for a special treat. We also made Indian tacos. Add browned hamburger, lettuce, tomato, onions and olives to the top. Makes a very filling meal.