Fry Bread with Seasonal Berries
and Prickly Pear Syrup
4 cups flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups warm water
Vegetable oil for frying
1 cup prickly pear or other fruit syrup or honey
Mix the flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Gradually
stir in water until dough becomes soft and pliable without sticking
to the bowl. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface, folding
outer edges of the dough toward the center, about 5 minutes.
the dough to the bowl; cover with a clean towel. Let rest at least
Shape the dough into egg-size balls. Roll each out to a square with
a thickness of 1/4 inch on a lightly floured board. Cut each dough
piece into four small triangles.
Heat about 1 1/2 inches of oil in a skillet over medium heat until
the oil is hot but not smoking, about 350 degrees F. Carefully place
1 piece of the dough in the oil. Cook, turning once, until the dough
turns golden brown on both sides and puffs, about 3 minutes.
drain on paper towels.
Repeat frying with each piece of dough. Keep
warm between two clean kitchen towels in an oven set on low.
Drizzle some of the prickly pear syrup on each plate.
Top with fry
bread, scatter with berries.
Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar
or drizzle with more sauce.