Recipe Sunday: Granny’s Homeade Fry Bread

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When I was little, until I was eight years old I lived in a small dirty white little farmhouse on the end of old dirt road in Boone, Iowa. My parents being split up, my father and my sisters and I lived in their home with them. We have left the trailer house across the way and stayed with them, I guess so there was someone to watch us. I didn’t mind and in fact loved living there.

Being the bay of the family, I was not of dating age and the other girls would run off to spend time with friends and I would sit and listen to granny’s stories of the old farmhouse, the land and of daddy and the Hunter’s for hours. She would tell me how the house was converted from an old schoolhouse to the home we lived in, stories of how they sold off parts of the farm as they got older and stories of recipes came to be.

I remember mornings waking up to the smell of homemade bread cooking downstairs and I would come bounding down the stairs so hard I often would worry if the floor would fall beneath me. As I would get to the base of the stairs Grandpa would cold me for coming down the stairs so fast and hard but I didn’t care. All I wanted was a taste of that bread. You see, I remember a story Granny told me, being a perfectionist she was, that she wanted each of the loaves to be the same size and because of this she would always have a few extra pieces of dough left over and she would put oil in the pan and fry them up. She learned this from her mother and so on.

So when homemade bread was cooking I just knew there was going to be fry bread soon after. I didn’t even care that it was 5 am in the morning! The early bird gets the worm right? Or in this case, the early girl gets the bread!

I loved watching her make bread. To me it was like a magic art. Add a few simple ingredients.  Add this magical white dust to the bowl. Add more magical white dust to the table. all of a sudden a big blob of something came out of the bowl and would land on this powdery dust then poof, dust would go everywhere and float through the air, wafting through the kitchen on kitchen fairy wings.  She kneaded the dough over and over but not too much. Even by the time I was eight her hands were frail but that did not stop her. She worked the dough, folding it over and over til it was just right. Then she would take this slender knife with a serrated edge and slice pieces of bread and fold them in such a fashion that by itself seemed magical to make it into a perfect shape to fit into the bread tins.

Then whatever was left over and would slice off and roll then pat flattened and work almost like she was making mini pizzas and then add them to this sizzling pan of hot oil, turn the pieces over with tongs and then take them out and put them onto a plate with a hand towel. No paper towels for this lady. She believed that there was no reason to waste when using a real town was just good enough and could be washed and hung on the line at a later time.

After blotting dry she would serve them up to us one by one hot off the plate right onto ours with a jar of her homemade jam or jelly.

It was always such a treat to have fry bread because you did have to get up early to get it, it wasn’t something she always made because if her loaves were perfect that day, no dough was leftover, so it was hit and miss, but oh man, when you could get your hands on Granny’s Homemade Fry Bread. mmm, you wanted to eat it all day! Mouthwatering and delicious couldn’t even begin to describe it!

I asked Granny if she ever just made fry bread and she said yes but as often as she used to. When I was older she shared with the family and us kids many Recipes. I don’t know how exact this is, but this is her Fry Bread Recipe as best as I can remember it if you aren’t making whole loaves of bread.

I got up this morning and shared with my man my stories and my Fry Bread goodnes and he loved it. Now he wants me to make it all the time for his lunches and for tacos and other bread replacements in our house. Maybe you will too! If you make it, I would love to hear what you think, how you use it and how it went over in YOUR house?

ENJOY!

You Need-
4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 1/2 cups warm water
4 cups shortening for frying (I used Canola oil whihc is good for High Heat cooking)
How To:
Combine flour, salt, and baking powder. Stir in 1 1/2 cups lukewarm water. Knead until soft but not sticky. Shape dough into balls about 3 inches in diameter. Flatten into patties 1/2 inch thick, and make a small hole in the center of each patty.
Fry one at a time in 1 inch of hot shortening, turning to brown on both sides. Drain on towel.
Sorry I didn’t get any pics while I was mixing it. i got so busy I forgot. This is after I mixed it and was getting ready to cut it up.
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I dont’ have a big kitchen like Granny and my table is not high so I used a plate and my counter to pat out the pieces.Then I let them hang in my hands a bit to stretch them out.
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Then toss them into the pan and let it simmer on one side….
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Then slip it over and sear the other side. If you have your heat at the right setting each one only is about 2/3 minutes. I actually had mine too hot at first and had to turn it down… It takes a little getting used to. Granny used to use a Cast Iron Skillet I forgot to mention. I didn’t have one. Use what you have but I do think cast iron is better. Gives the bread more
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Here is the final product and I topped mine off with a little Apple Butter we bought at Amana colonies to make it feel as close to Homemade like Granny’s as I could!
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Until Next Time,
Xoxo
Trisha Trixie
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Recipe Sunday: Guest Post: My Lumps by Kayali Luma

Breakfast Lumps

My family’s favorite oddball breakfast. A cross between a granola bar and a peanut butter cookie individually wrapped for on-the-go eating.

Ingredients:

1/2 C brown sugar

1 C peanut butter

2 t vanilla extract

3/4 C flour

3/4 C instant oatmeal

1 t baking soda

1/2 t salt

1/2 C milk

3/4 C raisins or morsels of your choice

1 cupcake pan and liners.

Preheat oven to 350.

Add all ingredients to mixing bowl except dried fruit/ morsels. Mix until it becomes a ball in the center of the bowl. Add morsels and fold into mix.

Line the cupcake pan with paper liners and divide the mix equally between the cups. Press with fork (like a peanut butter cookie). Bake on middle rack for 17-20 minutes.

Understand they are magic disappearing breakfast lumps and rarely survive until breakfast

 

they have spent a long few minutes in the oven but they finally emerge to the cooling rack. Where many lumps are lost before their sweet smell even has the chance to waft to a nostril.

they have spent a long few minutes in the oven but they finally emerge to the cooling rack. Where many lumps are lost before their sweet smell even has the chance to waft to a nostril.

I’m not much of an apron girl but I do wear something to put all my things and my stash.

I wear my Stash it Sash!

Stash 1

SHIT

The Stash it allows you to stash it on the go. You can stash your stash in your sash or anything you want to stash fast in your sash on the go!

Recipe Sunday: Applesauce Pancakes

Let’s just say I tried to make this recipe in my new cake pop maker and Pancakes are NOT the thing to cook in a Pop maker.

I got this recipe from Deceptively Delicious and substituted the Pumpkin Puree for Applesauce.

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Makes 8 servings

** Makes 8 small to medium sized pancakes ** Tastes great with maple syrup ** Can make pancake batter the night before and refrigerate.

Recipe Ingredients for Pancakes with Sweet Potato (by Jessica Seinfeld, “Deceptively Delicious”)

1 cup water
1 cup sweet potatoe, pureed (about 1/2 cup) (Substitute Applesauce)
1/4 tsp cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice (optional)
1 cup pancake mix
1 Nonstick cooking spray
1 tbsp canola oil or vegetable oil

Recipe Directions for Pancakes with Sweet Potato (by Jessica Seinfeld, “Deceptively Delicious”)

  1. 1. In a large bowl, mix the water, sweet potato puree, and cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice, if using. Add the pancake mix and stir just to combine – the batter should be lumpy.
  2. 2. Coat a griddle or large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and set it over medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, add the oil, and spoon the batter onto the griddle or pan, using 1/4 cup batter for each pancake.
  3. 3. Cook until bubbles form on top of the pancades and the batter is set, 2 to 3 minutes. Then use a spatula to flip the pancakes and cook them until golden brown on the other side, 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Serve with maple syrup to taste

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They were super yum.

 

I hate Peanut Butter with mine and my hunney had Nutella.

 

Have any Recipe’s YOU want to share? Want to be a Guest Blogger for Recipe Sunday or other blog posts? Email me Trisha AT Trishatrixie DOT com

Recipe Sundays

I love finding recipes on Social Media. One thing that is useful is that we are now in the world where people are constantly taking pictures of food. Here is a cool Sunday Recipe I found online that is perfect for the Crock pot!

 

CROCK POT BACON CHEESE POTATOES:(copycat/justapinch)..you will need..1/4 lb bacon, cooked but tender and then diced,2 medium onions, thinly sliced,4 medium potatoes, sliced medium,1 bag(s) shredded cheddar cheese,1 stalk green onion, sliced in rounds butter, 1/4 tsp garlic powder,1/4 tsp onion powder,salt and pepper..
>Line crockpot with foil, then layer half each of the bacon, onions and potatoes in the crockpot.
>Season potato mixture with 1/2 of garlic and onion powders, then season to taste with salt and pepper and dot with 1/2 the butter.
>Repeat vegetable layer and seasonings – then dot with remaining butter.
>Cover with foil and cook on low for 4 1/2 hrs.
>Top with cheese, re-cover with foil and cook for an additional 20 mins … enjoy!!:

Recipe Sunday: Chorizo, Egg, Rice Burritos

I love to make things on the weekends and for this weekend I decided to show you how I make my Egg, Rice, and Chorizo Burritos

I try to use one pan so I don’t have to do as many dishes later…

Egg, Beef Chorizo, Rice (premade).

Add egg and Chorizo to the pan first on each side like so

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Then, mix it all together to make it like a scramble

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Once that is done, move that part to the side and add the rice

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Break up the rice so it cooks and once it is hot enough, mix it up with the rest of the mixture

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I warm my tortillas a little in the oven before serving on low warm setting

then dish out the mixture onto each tortillas and fold as desired

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Or roll up and eat away. Three eaggs , half a pan of rice and a few sliceces of chorizo gave us EIGHT burritos each for two people.

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I like this recipe because I can make it up ahead of time or even that morning and I still have enough time for work too!

 

Enjoy!

Have and Recipes, YOU want to share? Send them to trisha@trishatrixie.com and you could be my Recipe Sunday Guest Post.

Until next time,

XoXo

Trisha Trixie

Sunday Stew by Holly: Recipe Sunday

I found out a pal of mine has a great recipe website and thought it would be fun to start adding her to my Recipe Sundays.

You can find her blog here Holly’s Stew

Here is her bio

“I love too cook! I have been since I was about 5. I like to try new things but hate when they just show the perfect picture of just the finish product. So I am making food and taking pictures on how I do it. Hope you enjoy and have fun making some yummy food!!”

Apron and Hat by Laura Lundberg and Trisha Trixie

Go check out her blog for some amazing and yummy recipes!!

 

Until next time,

XoXo Trisha Trixie

Recipe Sunday: Mom’s Meatloaf Sandwich Guest Blogger Kalamity Kelli

Today’s Recipe Sunday is Mom’s Meatloaf Sandwich from Kalamity Kelli!!

via Mom’s Meatloaf Sandwich

Thanks Kalamity for sharing this great recipe with us! For more of Kalamity Kelli watch her  (like I do, she is Fabulous) on her blog, pinterest, bloglovin (I love Bloglovin so easy to keep up with my fav bloggers), Instagram, Twitter, and there are so many other wonderful ways to follow her, you just have to go to her site to find out how!!

I love her site name too..”The Domestically impaired guide to the retro kitchen arts” ha ha love it!!