Re: fry bread
Grant O'Neil (poneilgdo@ALPHA2.CURTIN.EDU.AU)
Sun, 3 Nov 1996 21:46:43 +0800
I have been interested to read the thread on Navajo fry bread. It sounds
vitrually identical to the Maori bread I was introduced to in New Zealand
and that my Maori friends here are fond of making. In fact, my wife (not a
Maori, but from New Zealand) suggested we make it for lunch thoday, which
reminded me we actually have a written recipe for it. Pretty simple:
4 cups self raising flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
Mix together the flour and baking powder, add water and knead until the
dough is stiff and not too sticky. Shape into pieces about 4" round by
3/4"-1" thick. Fry in hot oil, turning when golden brown. Serve hot with
golden syrup, jam, honey etc.
I can see no significant difference from the description of Navajo bread, so
I guess one advantage is that if you wanted to have sessions about Native
American culture or learn about Polynesian islanders the same recipe can be
used for dual purpose.
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