Indian Fry Bread

(Also called: Elephant Ears, Navajo Scones, etc.)

It's been years & years since I've made these. But I must say I LOVE 'em. I really love Navajo tacos & also those great big "Elephant Ears" you can get at the fair. Yummm. However, not the healthiest treat on the block.

4 Tbsp honey
3 Tbsp oil
1 Tbsp salt
2 c hot water
1 Tbsp yeast
5-7 c. flour
2 tsp baking powder

Mix honey, oil & salt. Stir in hot water. Mix well. Sprinkle yeast on top. Cover & allow to stand about 10 minutes or until yeast bubbles. Add 3 c. flour and baking powder, stir well. Add more flour until mixture is firm and cleans hands. Place dough in a greased bowl, turning to grease both sides. Cover and rise until doubled (1/2 hr) punch down and divide into 16 pieces. Form each piece into a ball and place on wax paper. Allow to rise until ready to cook. Heat oil to fry. Flatten each piece of dough and stretch until thin and round, (6-8” diameter) poke a hole in the middle and drop into hot oil. Fry until golden, 1-2 min on each side. Drain on paper towels.
Serve with honey, powdered sugar, or cinnamon sugar. Or, my favorite, make into a Navajo taco with beans, lettuce, meat, etc piled on top.


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Kristi said…
I love Indian fry bread too and it has been years! I'll have to try this out, when I have the time.