Thursday, April 16, 2009

Fry Bread

Fry bread is another word for Bannock, used mainly in the Aboriginal culture.

Here are various recipes for Native Fry Bread.

Cherokee Fry Bread
2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
3 tsp baking powder
1 cup warm water

preheat several inches of oil, until very hotmix dry ingredientsmake a well and add water, stirring until moistadd flour by hand, kneading until not stickytake handful, spread out until flat and paper thin in middlefry until golden brown (several minutes) and flipServe with simple beans or a brisket soup.

Creek Fry Bread
2 cups flour
1 cup buttermilk
1 tbsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
Sift flour,salt and baking powder then add milk and more flour to make dough stiff. Roll out onto floured bread board and cut into 4 X 4 squares with a slit in the center. Fry in hot cooking oil until golden brown. Drain on plate with paper towels.

Chick a Saw Fry Bread
2 cups sifted flour
1/2 tsp. salt
4 tsp. baking powder
1 egg
1/2 cup warm milk
Stir first three ingredients then stir in the beaten egg. Add milk to make the dough soft. Roll it out on floured bread board, knead lightly. Roll dough out to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into strips 2 X 3 inches and slit the center. Drop into hot cooking oil and brown on both sides. Serve hot

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