Thursday, May 19, 2011

Belizean Fry Bread

I have visited Belize twice and
have always loved the native bread.
It's simply called fry bread-
but oh, so delicious.

The lady I call my sister, Lynette,
was from Belize so she taught me
how to make fry bread.

 Mix dough and roll in balls.

 Set balls in fridge for 15 minutes and work a few times in your hands.
Roll out as thin as you can and cut in half.

  When your oil is hot drop in dough. It should puff up
right away, if it does not your oil is not hot enough.
Flip When browned and lay on paper towels.

Mmmm... it's just as good as it looks.

We topped our fry bread with rice, chicken in green chili sauce,
cheese, and sour cream. It's also delicious with just jelly. 
You can serve it as you would any other bread.

Belizean Fry Bread

2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt, heaping
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 Tbsp. Crisco
1/2 - 3/4 cup water

Mix together with hands. Add 1/2 cup water and add more as needed.
Just like you would mix pie dough. The dough should be soft and elasticy.
Knead until smooth and form into balls. Set in fridge for 10-15 minutes.
Roll out thin. Cut circle in half and drop in hot oil. If the dough
doesn't bubble or it sinks, the oil is not hot enough. 
Fry on both sides until golden brown. 
Serve with rice and chicken or eat with jelly.



  1. I'm delighted to find you here... linked to you from Julia G. Love to see you using your gifts; you have a beautiful site! I will be heading here for inspiration! Blessings to you and Josh!


  2. I'm curious to know if your the 'Miss Rohrer' from grade school?