Wednesday, October 22, 2008

New Mexican Fry Bread---Deep Fryer

New Mexican Fry Bread---Deep Fryer

Source: Presto
Called sopaipillas in Spanish, these treats originated in Old Town
Albuquerque over three centuries ago. This out-of-the-ordinary modern
version is made oatfully healthy for extra nutrition. Delicious
drenched with Orange Honey Butter.

* 1 cup Oat Blend flour or all-purpose flour
* 1 teaspoon baking powder
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 2 tablespoons shortening
* 5 tablespoons warm water

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a mixing bowl; cut in
shortening. Stir in warm water. Place dough on a lightly floured
surface. Knead and fold until smooth and satiny. Cover and let stand
for 15 minutes. Form into 1 inch balls; keep covered. Roll each ball
into a thin 3-inch circle. Cover circles with waxed paper, separating
circles. Pinch and pull circle edges (lightly) as you drop into
preheated oil in Presto® electric deep fryer. Fry 1 or 2 at a time.
Fry 1 minute; turn and fry 1 minute or until golden brown. Serve with
honey or Orange Honey Butter.
Makes about 1 dozen.

Orange Honey Butter

* 1/2 cup butter (1-stick)
* 4 tablespoons honey
* 1 teaspoon grated orange peel

Cream butter until fluffy; beat in honey and orange peel. Serve at
room temperature.
Makes about 2/3 cup