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       Title: Puris--Indian Crispbread
  Categories: Polkadot, Faylen, Breads, Indian
       Yield: 1 Servings
  
       4 c  Whole wheat flour
       3 tb Butter
            Oil for deep frying
  
   Put flour in a large bowl and have butter ready. Chill your fingers by
   running them under cold water or rubbing then with ice.  Dry well.
   Then, with your fingertips, mix butter into the flour by rubbing bits
   of flour and butter briskly in small circles until butter is well
   distributed throughout the flour.  Stirring constantly with a wooden
   spoon, gradually add enough water to make a stiff dough, as with loaf
   bread. The dough is moist enough when it begins to hold together and
   pull away from the sides of the bowl.  Turn the dough ball out onto a
   lightly greased surface. Pinch off small portions one at a time and
   roll them into circles about 1/8 inch thick and 4 to 5 inches in
   diameter.  Heat the oil to a temperature of 350 degrees to 375
   degrees, or until test piece of dough browns and floats to the top.
   With practice, you can fry 2 to 3 puris at a time.  Start with one
   though. Gently slide it into the hot oil. It will sink, then float to
   the top.  When it does, press it gently with the back of a slotted
   spoon to make it puff.  Turn it over and let it cook another minute
   until just golden brown. With the slotted spoon, lift out the cooked
   bread and lay it on clean, absorbent cloths to drain.  Continue in
   the same way until all the dough is used. Serve hot.  (And be careful
   of that hot oil!)
   
   (Recipe from South Africa)
   ~-- Echodor v3.07
   
   * The Polka Dot Palace BBS  1-201-822-3627  Posted by FAYLEN on
   06-14-95
  
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