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Indian Fry Bread

America, North: Native American

This easy recipe is excellent for classroom cooking! With supervision, children can prepare this recipe themselves. It makes a satisfying snack.


3 cups flour, either all white or half whole wheat
1 1/3 c. warm water
1 1/4 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt


Mix flour, baking powder and salt. Add warm water and knead until dough is soft but not sticky. Tear off a small piece, stretch and pat dough until thin, and poke a hole through the middle. Carefully drop into sizzling hot cooking oil (an electric frypan makes this an easy classroom task). Brown on both sides. Remove from oil with tongs or a slotted spoon. Drain on paper towels.

Serve while still warm. With jam, powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar or honey, it is a sweet treat!

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