Hello from the Hunt Kitchen!

I was told I have lots of good recipes and that I should start a recipe blog, so here ya go! My fondest memories of home were sitting around to the table each evening with my family to eat a good home-cooked meal and I desire to keep that tradition going in my own home. I work hard to make sure my family has a good and balanced meal each day. I have tried each of these recipes and give them my approval.

I'm going to post my weekly menus as well, so feel free to mooch if you like. I do all my grocery shopping on Saturdays, so I plan my menus from Saturday to Friday. Friday is always Pizza Day; Saturday is usually open to either leftovers or some sort of burger. Wednesdays are usually leftovers as well - most of the recipes make more than enough for dinner for our family of 5, so we always have food to eat on Wednesdays without having to fix something new.

Please leave your comments on any recipe you try - even if it didn't work out! Bon Appetit!!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Fried Bread

4 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 Tbs. baking powder
1 1/2 cup warm water
Oil for frying (shortening or lard can be substituted)

Add salt and baking powder to half the flour. Add water. Gradually add the rest of the flour til the dough is no longer sticking to the side of the bowl (and your hand, if not using a mixer). Cover the dough with cloth and set aside to rest for about 10 to 15 minutes.

To fry the bread, separate the dough into 6 or 7 equal size balls - keep the dough covered when not using. Pour oil into a large frying pan till it's about 1-2" deep. Heat the oil on medium high heat. When the oil is almost ready, start preparing your dough by rolling out a ball until it's about 1/4" thick and it's about 8-10 inches in diameter. Slowly put the dough into the hot oil from back to front and fry until the bread is golden brown turning once. While the bread is frying, start preparing the next dough for frying. When done, drain bread on paper towels.

Bread can also be prepared on a hot, lightly greased griddle or on hot coals outside. Bread is great with beans, chili, soup or stew. Other toppings include: Powdered sugar, cinnamon, honey, salt, jam or peanut butter.

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