Do you love Fry Bread? It is a quick and easy treat I love to make us when we are having a lazy day at home. Growing up my mom called these scones, I have also heard them called Elephant Ears. I always thought that was a funny name. I think most people know it as Fry Bread – unless you are in Utah where we call them scones.
Growing up my mom would make these as a tradition. She would often make scones on a Sunday morning to enjoy for breakfast. She would let us make our own and give us toppings like cinnamon sugar, powdered sugar, honey and jam. We would soon find ourselves in a sugar induced food coma and relax the day away. Not something I recommend doing too often.
This is a tradition I have tried to carry on with my own kids. However, my kids always just go for the cinnamon and sugar so I don’t even put the other stuff out unless they ask for it. So we made these together this past Sunday and I thought I would share it with you.
Fry Bread Recipe
- 1 cup warm milk
- 3 Tbsp butter – melted
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 3 cups flour
- 2 1/4 tsp yeast
I like to make my dough in a bread maker. Place all the dough ingredients in your bread maker pan. Put on the dough setting of the bread maker and start it. Once the dough cycle has completed (my bread makers complete cycle is an hour and 20 minutes) put the dough onto a lighlty floured surface. Let rise for about 20 minutes.
I cut my dough into fourths
Then I cut each forth into smaller pieces. Stretch out and flatten the pieces out by hand (my kids will sometimes make shapes with theirs at this point.)
Once your bread is ready you want to put them in a frying pan that has preheated oil in it. I set my temperature to 350 degrees. I usually put a small ball of dough in first to make sure the oil is hot. You want the dough to sizzle – if it doesn’t it will get to oily. So wait to make sure the oil is heated up. Once the scones have browned on one side flip them over and cook them on the other side.
Once they are cooked on both sides transfer them to a plate with paper towels and blot off the excess oil and then serve with delicious toppings. For toppings your family would probably like honey, jam or cinnamon and sugar. When making my cinnamon sugar I don’t really measure it. I just add a bunch of sugar to a bowl and sprinkle and stir in the cinnamon until it has the right look and flavor. I always have a ton of cinnamon sugar left over and we use it for cinnamon toast throughout the month.
If I have a paper bag around I put the cinnamon sugar in the bag, add the scones and shake – that is how my mom would do it. I often don’t have a paper bag so I just add the scone to the cinnamon sugar mixture in a bowl and spooned sugar over the top, flipped it over and then made sure sugar was all over the bottom.
What is your favorite topping to add to Fry Bread?