Monday, September 08, 2008

Native American studies

We've begun our school year by studying Native America. We figured since we are doing American History this year we ought to start with the folks who were here first. Today we made Navajo fry bread.

We started with wheat berries and ground them into flour:



Next, we mixed 3 cups of flour with 1 tsp salt, 1 TBS baking powder and 1 cup warm water:



Kneaded it for a few minutes and then let it rest for half an hour:



Divided it into small balls and rolled them flat.



Then we cooked them until brown in hot bubbling oil. We sprinkled on cinnamon and sugar - mmmm!



We'll have more for supper, but without the cinnamon sugar. We are going to try them with beef filling. (Like a gordita).

We found that when we pricked them with a fork, they stayed flat. When we left them unpricked, they puffed up.

3 comments:

Lorie said...

Wow! Your studies look so yummy...and so studious! Great job!

Jean said...

That fry bread looks tasty. I still have the fry bread recipe that one of you guys brought home in third grade.

Rita Bosico said...

Oh, man! They look GOOD! How come school was never this delicious for me?