Fry Bread

[wcm_nonmember]<!– –><div style="text-align: center"><!– –><img src="" alt="" scale="0" style="max-width: 30%; margin-top: 20px"><!– –><!– –><h2><!– –>Unlock this Story<!– –></h2><!– –><p style="padding-bottom:25px"><!– –>Stories from the 'Bucket List' book are only available to members<!– –></p><!– –><a class="et_pb_button" background-color: #ffffff"<!– –>href="/product/digital-club-membership/">join the club</a><!– –></div><!– –><!– –>[/wcm_nonmember]<!– –><!– –>[wcm_restrict]<!– –><!– –><div class="page" title="Page 10"><!– –><div class="section"><!– –><div class="layoutArea"><!– –><div class="column"><!– –><!– –><p>There’s a running theme of food connecting people throughout this book and there’s perhaps no better story than this one to represent that. This is a recipe <b>passed down from generation to generation </b>and is one that you'll likely learn and pass on to your own children if you live on a Native American reservation like the Mille Lacs in Minnesota. It's something the whole community shares and is an everyday part of their culture.</p><!– –><!– –><p>In Beatrice’s family, fry bread was always made for large gatherings. It’s always the one thing that runs out, so you have to make sure you have at least one before everyone else gets any. Her grandma and her aunt make the dough in a bowl of flour and it takes a bit of practice to make sure you don’t add too much. The way <b>she learned from her grandma </b>was to put a big circle of flour on the table and mix everything in the middle. She even admits that she has madeabitofamessofitinthepast.</p><!– –><!– –><p>The first piece of fry bread that Beatrice remembers trying was from her grandma and she used it to soak up every last drop of bone marrow and dumpling soup (which also sounds delicious). The bread should be <b>golden brown and crunchy</b> on the outside with little air pockets throughout it. On the inside, it should be <b>soft and slightly chewy</b>.</p><!– –><!– –><p>Beatrice’s favourite part of making the fry bread is the smell as it goes golden brown and the anticipation of it being done at any moment.</p><!– –><!– –><p>There are actually lots of ways to make fry bread. The base is just flour, baking powder, salt and water but you can use milk or milk powder and sugar. You can even make it using yeast but Beatrice prefers it risen using baking powder. The recipe can be a little tricky to make because you can overwork the dough or get the ratios slightly off but it’s worth the effort of getting it right when you get that fluffy piece of fry bread <b>smothered in butter fresh from the fryer</b>. It’s heaven!</p><!– –><!– –></div><!– –></div><!– –></div><!– –></div><!– –><!– –>[/wcm_restrict]