Navajo Fry Bread

3 cups unbleached flour, sifted
1 Tbs. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 ½ cup warm water or milk
oil for deep frying

Combine ingredients in a large mixing bowl and knead until smooth and soft, but not sticky.

Be careful not to overwork the dough, or it will become tough and chewy.

Brush a tablespoon of oil over the finished dough and allow it to rest 30 minutes to an hour in a bowl covered with a damp cloth. After the dough has rested, heat oil in a broad, deep frying pan at 350º-375º. Pull off egg-sized balls of dough and quickly roll, pull, and path them out into large, plate-sized rounds. They should be thin in the middle and about 1/4 inch thick at the edges. Carefully ease each piece of flattened dough into the hot oil. Using a long-handled cooking fork or tongs, turn the dough one time. Allow about 2 minutes cooking time per side or until golden brown, lift from oil, shake gently to remove bulk of oil, and place on wire rack to finish draining.

Serve hot with honey, jelly, powdered sugar, or various savory toppings such as for tacos.

Dutch Babies

1/3 cup butter
4 Eggs
1 cup Milk
1 cup Flour

Melt butter in a shallow 3 qt cast iron skillet in a 425F oven.
Blend eggs for 1 minute or until light and lemon colored.
Slowly add milk, then flour while mixing.
Blend for 30 seconds. Add to pan, return pan to oven, and bake for 20-25 minutes.
Sprinkle a little powered sugar on top or with fruit, and serve immediately.


5 cups flour
2 cups warm water
2 tablespoons sugar
2 packets yeast
2 teaspoons salt

Proof yeast, add two teaspoons salt. Slowly mix in 4 cups flour. Add more flour in 1/2 cup steps until dough is stiff (usually about a cup more). Shape. Broil for a minute a side, boil for a minute a side, and finally bake at 400f for 20 min.

For bagel dog bites divide 8 hot dogs into quarters, and divide the dough into 32 pieces. Wrap each section of hot dog in dough and cook as above.

Grubbycup’s Peach Kuchen

Grubbycup’s Peach Kuchen


½ Cup butter

2 Cups flour

¼ teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

1 Cup sugar


8-10 peaches sliced

1 Cup sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

2 egg yolks

1 Cup heavy cream


Heat oven to 400F

Mix sifted flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Work softened butter into mixture. Press an even layer into bottom and up sides of pan (9’x 13’) with hands.

Put peaches into shell (crust). Sprinkle sugar and cinnamon over peaches. Bake for 15 min. While baking, blend yolks and cream. Remove pan from oven, pour cream mixture over peaches, return to oven, and bake 30 min more.


Dutch Babies

To make Dutch Babies, the ingredients are:

¾ cup of butter
4 eggs
1 cup flour
1 cup of milk

Preheat the oven to 425 F (220 C). When the oven is almost ready, put the butter into the pan, and then the pan into the oven to melt the butter.

Blend the 4 eggs in the blender for about a minute or until they turn a light yellow color.

Then slowly blend in first the flour, then the milk. Mix the batter for a minute or so once all the flour and milk has been added.

Pour the batter into the pan of melted butter, and put into the center rack of the oven. Cook for 20-25 minutes.IMG_3294

I like them with a little powdered sugar sprinkled on top.