Saturday, January 17, 2009

Indian Fry Bread

2 tablespoons (2 packs) quick-rise yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
1-1/2 cups warm water
4 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup vegetable oil
1 egg, beaten
Cornmeal or flour for rolling out dough
Vegetable oil for frying

Measure warm water into a bowl; stir in sugar and sprinkle yeast over top. Set aside for 5 minutes.  Add salt, oil and egg and mix well.  Measure flour into a large mixing bowl. Pour yeast mixture into the flour and beat until well blended. Cover bowl with a clean towel and set in a warm place to rise for 30 minutes. With well-oiled hands, take a piece of dough about the size of a tennis ball. On a surface dusted with cornmeal or flour, roll the dough out to a circle that is 1/4 inch thick. Cut a slit in the center of each circle. Heat about 1/2 inch of oil over medium heat and fry the bread until golden brown on each side.

Top with chili, refried beans, and/or any taco filling that you like, such as tomatoes, lettuce, cheese, sour cream, etc.

Another great Easy Recipe

Love At Home

There is beauty all around
When there's love at home.
There is joy in every sound
When there's love at home.

Roses bloom beneath our feet,
All the earth is a garden sweet,
Making life a bliss complete,
When there's love at home.

-- John Hugh McNaughton (1829-1891)