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Navajo Fry Bread

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  All purpose flour 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Nonfat dry milk powder 2 Tablespoon
  Warm water 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Shortening/Lard 2 Cup (32 tbs) (Solid, For Frying)

Combine flour, baking powder, salt and dry milk powder in a large mixing bowl.
Gradually stir in warm water.
Mix until dough forms a ball and comes clean from edge of bowl.
You may need to add a little additional water.
Knead dough with your hands until well mixed and dough is elastic.
Divide dough into 6 large pieces and roll into balls.
Using palms of your hands, pat out dough into circles that are about 1/2 inch thick.
Melt shortening in a large skillet.
You will need about 3/4 inch of melted fat.
Heat to 500°F.
Slip a rounded, flat piece of dough into the hot fat€”it will start to rise to the top.
When the underside is brown, turn over and brown the other side.
Drain on paper towels.
Repeat with remaining dough.
Use to make Navajo Tacos.

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Navajo Fry Bread Recipe