Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Museum website recipes for kids

4th graders can learn Arizona history with the help of the It contains interesting stories, projects and recipes for children and parents to work together. The education department has done a great job to make this informative and fun for the whole family.

The Indian Fry Bread recipe is easy and delicious. Be careful to supervise children around the hot oil while frying.

Indian Fry Bread
Many American Indian tribes in Arizona make fry bread. Today you can taste fry bread
at many American Indian festivals and celebrations.

You Need:

Shortening for deep-frying
7 cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup milk
½ cup water

Step 1: Heat the shortening in a deep fryer, skillet, or frying pan.

*Note: To fry in a skillet, add enough shortening to fill the skillet about 1 inch.

Step 2: Mix the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl.

Step 3: Add the milk and water and mix to form firm dough.

Step 4: Pinch off a baseball-size piece of the dough and roll or shape by hand to the
size of a dinner plate.

Step 5: Deep-fry until the bread is golden brown.

*Note: Fry the dough in the hot shortening until golden brown, turning after 15
to 20 seconds.

Step 6: Drain on paper towels.

Step 7: Repeat with the remaining dough.

Step 8: Serve hot with honey or powdered sugar.

* Recipe from Cameron Trading Post found on page 14, Tastes & Treasures: A Storytelling Cookbook of Historic Arizona by the Historical League. Available for purchase at the Arizona Historical Society Museum at Papago Park, (480) 929-0292.