Have you ever looked at your food storage and thought “I hope I don’t ever have to eat any of this”! I do all the time! The fact is, survival food doesn’t always look good or taste great! Often it’s dehydrated, canned or preserved in some way. What if you could have normal food, like fresh baked bread even when the SHTF? Well if you’ve ever thought like that, then here is something that will fit the bill! It’s an age old recipe that has withstood the test of time, filling bellies and putting smiles on faces for centuries, if not longer.
In an emergency fresh eggs/milk may be hard to come by and you certainly won’t be able to drop by your local market to pick up a loaf of sliced bread! So what do you do? Tuck this away, practice it and use it when/if needed. We have had a lot of requests for recipes like this so I will dig out my Grandmothers old recipe book and see what I can find. If you have any you would like to share, please send them to me via message and I will post them for everyone.
Indian Fry Bread/Navajo Fry Bread
4 cups flour
2 tsp. sugar
1 ½ cups warm water
2 tsp. salt
4 tsp. yeast (some use baking powder instead of yeast)
Vegetable Oil for frying (you can use a small amount or larger amount to deep fry)
1) Mix water, sugar, salt and yeast together – let stand 5 minutes.
2) Add flour and knead until the mixture is smooth.
3) Heat the oil in a fry pan.
4) Form dough into small balls, then flatten into a tortilla shape about ½ inch thick.
5) Fry bread on both sides until golden brown.
Tip – if dough is sticky, use a small amount of flour to coat your hands while handling the dough.
Real Indian fry bread is deep fried in a fair amount of cooking oil, but this is not necessary. You should use the dough immediately without allowing it to rise first. This is not like the traditional bread recipe that is baked into a loaf and rises beforehand.
Enjoy, you now have a recipe for bread, it can be used for sandwiches, eating with meals, with honey, cinnamon, tacos (my favorite – called Navajo Tacos)!