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.

RECIPE FOR: NAVAJO FRY BREAD (DAH DINIIL GHAAZH)

INGREDIENTS:
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.