*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                           New Mexican Fry Bread
 
 Recipe By     : Presto
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
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   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    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 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.
 
 Converted by MC_Buster.
 
 
 
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 NOTES : 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.