Sweet Fry Bread - Enough for an Army!

Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

First time I had this was during "Indian Taco" day for hot lunch at the school where I was a teacher on the Flathead Indian Reservation in Montana. This was served at all the pow-wows out there! A friend's mother gave me her recipe; they make it for a church fund-raiser in Rapid City, South Dakota. GREAT FOR O.A.M.C. PLANNED OVERS!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix the sponge items in a large bowl; then let "sponge" for 15 minutes or so until foamy.
  2. Mix remaining dry ingredients in another bowl, and alternate adding dry stuff and water to the first mixture, allowing mixer to work ingredients before adding more.
  3. WARNING: You may need the extra cup of flour--the dough should NOT be sticky when finished.
  4. Knead the dough, working in the remaining flour as you knead.
  5. Grease a large glass or plastic bowl; shape dough into a large ball, place in bowl--turning to grease all sides; cover loosely with plastic and place in a warm place; let rise until doubled.
  6. Heat about a half-inch of oil in a large frying pan (375 - 400 degrees).
  7. While the oil heats, remove dough from bowl and divide into 4 balls. Each ball will make one dozen (12) balls (so a total of 48 balls).
  8. Flatten each small ball into a thin disk (about 4 inches), make a little hole in the center of each. Keep a uniform shape, but these don't have to look "perfect.".
  9. Carefully drop into hot oil; fry until bottom is golden brown, flip with a spatula in one hand and a fork in the other to prevent oil from splashing out.
  10. SERVING IDEA #1: Lay bread on plate, cover with my Recipe #219826, grated cheese, topped with sour cream, lettuce, and olives for an "Indian Taco" (this is straight from the school lunch menu on an Indian Reservation!).
  11. SERVING IDEA #2: Sprinkle with powdered sugar, slather on some jam or marmalade.
  12. OAMC PLANNED OVERS: Use fresh for supper tonight, freeze ALL the leftovers in meal-size portions in plastic zipper bags.
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great recipe thanks for posting it online my family loves it

gallahermichelle September 15, 2008