Friday, February 3, 2012

A Frugal Valentine's Day Treat

Heart-shaped fry bread drizzled with butter and honey makes a tantalizing, and frugal, Valentine for your special guy!

I know what it's like to not have any extra wiggle room in the budget to buy my spouse something fancy, or even something fairly small, for Valentine's Day.  But that doesn't mean I can't find a FREE way to show him I care!  Since my hubby has one of the world's fastest metabolisms and loves to eat a LOT, food is always a hit with him!  We haven't had fry bread in a long time, and he loves it!  The great thing is that it really isn't as hard as it sounds and you can make it with ingredients that are on hand.

Homemade Fry Bread

4 C. flour
¼ t. salt
¼ C. sugar
4 t. baking powder
1 C. milk
2 C. warm water
Mix the dry ingredients together and then make a hole in the middle of the bowl and pour the milk in and whisk in the hole. As you are whisking pour the warm water in. Whisk until all the dry ingredients are mixed with the liquid and then add flour as you go to make a dough that’s easy to work with and not too sticky.  Don't add too much or your dough will get too tough.  Knead the dough in the bowl a few minutes with your hands. Then cover bowl with a paper towel and wait 30 minutes. Pinch off pieces and make flat pancake shapes out of them, laying them on a large plate to wait until their turn for the oil. Put a small hole in the center of each one (this enables them to cook better and not have a doughy center). Fry them in very hot oil until lightly browned on both sides.  I put an inch or two of vegetable oil in a skillet, but you can use coconut oil or another kind of fat if you so desire!  Serve with butter and honey or powdered sugar sprinkled generously over them.  One of our favorite ways to have them is with taco ingredients loaded on top for Fry Bread Tacos!  Yummy! 


Elizabeth said...

I've never made fry bread, but I really like it and may have to try this recipe. Thanks!

Clarissa said...

This DOES sound delicious! Thanks so much for the recipe! I love fried foods like this with a little powdered sugar!

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