Tuesday, March 29, 2011

~Company and Indian fry bread Tacos~

Spending time together is VERY IMPORTANT in this culture. So, A big part of our ministry here is having people over. One Sunday we invited Bro. Jimmy, Sis. Farly, and their daughters, his Mom, and Edgar and Joanna over for dinner. I wanted to serve them Indian Fry bread tacos. Since I accidently left my 2 recipe books (WAAAA!!!=( in my house in the USA, I didn't have the Becker's recipe...and I WANTED their recipe! So, I contacted Sis. Becker and her daughter Kelly and got the following 2 recipes. Sis. Becker's makes less, Kelly's makes for a group. Both are delicious!!! I ended up making Kelly's since I was feeding 13 of us. I didn't realize that the recipe would take nearly 16 cups of flour, nor did I realize that I was running low on white flour. I ran out about the 11th cup of flour and I started to panic. Eekk! Here it was Sunday, I was fixin' to have 7 guests knock on my door, and I didn't know what to do for the rest of my flour! (It wasn't a life and death matter...so I was NOT about to go and buy flour on the Lord's Day!!) So, I called Phillip down, we PRAYED for my Indian Tacos, I found some whole wheat flour and with FEAR AND TREPIDATION I started stirring in the whole wheat flour. God created a miracle and they were delicious! =D
By the way, Kelly's recipe ended up making 64 (med. to small) Indian Fry breads. =) ~Here are a few of the 64~

~Indian Fry bread~
From Sis. Becker
1 Pkg. rapid rise yeast
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. shortening or oil
2 cups warm milk or water (Sister Hooper uses dry milk. Really nice flavor and texture!)
5-7 cups Flour

Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add sugar, salt, shortening/oil, and warm fluid. Stir well and add flour.
Mix till well combined. Cover and let rise one hour. Roll or pat into circles 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick and let rise a little.
Heat oil in skillet and fry till golden. Drain and enjoy!
Makes 6-8 large taco breads.

My friend Ruth Hooper shapes her breads with her hands on an oiled cookie sheet. This prevents the flour buildup in the frying oil which sometimes burns and taints the flavor of the bread.
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~One thing I love about having company over is setting a fun pretty table. BUT... this time I was toooo busy rolling out and frying 64 Indian fry breads, so I never got to set my pretty table. Our dinner ended up being more like a buffet. =)
~Indian Fry Bread~
from Kelly Jones
Mix together in a large bowl:
1 cup of oil
1 TB salt
3 1/2 TB yeast
3/4 cup of sugar

Add 6 cups of warm water and stir until yeast is dissolved. Stir in 14-16 cups (this was always up to the maker's discretion) of all purpose flour until dough is no linger sticky, working it in with your hands near the end. Cover and let rise for 1 hour. Roll into desired shapes and fry in hot oil. Drain and serve
It is VERY important that your oil be hot. To test drop a small piece of dough in. If the dough floats to the top quickly and begins to brown your oil is hot and ready to go.
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~Here are Kimberly and I rolling and frying away.~
~Our company and my family loved them.~ =)

~Since we don't have any living room furniture yet, we turned the table long ways and added another one, so we all could sit together.~
Dear Sis. Farly held Mary for me...which was a HUGE help.~
~Mary is showing you what we all felt like doing after we got done eating the delicious Indian Fry bread tacos!~ =)


lila said...

Hope to try the bread. It looks yummy. Wow, hope you keep up the frequent posting. I love it. I agree fellowship is very important. We always loved it when you had us over and when you accepted our invites to our house. Miss you all. love you tons

Bryanna Shirk said...

We have done the fry bread with tacos. I love it!!! I am glad you are enjoying your new house!!!
Miss you guys!

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