One of the more enjoyable aspects of researching and writing The Jhon Collector Mysteries is the food. The number of people who have responded to the food element in the stories and the recipes offered could, well, fill a book.
Although I make an effort to research the recipes used in the stories there are so many sent to me that time simply does not allow me to try all of them.
If you want to do so and let me know how they turn out, please do so.
For example, the Traditional Fry Bread recipe:
1 pkg. dry yeast
3 cups warm water
1 tbsp. salt
1 tbsp. sugar
6 cups flour
2 tbsp. oil
1/2 cup cornmeal
Dissolve yeast in warm water then add salt and sugar.
Let stand for 5 minutes covered with a towel.
Add flour and oil to liquid mixture.
Mix and put on floured bread board and knead until mixture is smooth.
Put dough in a greased bowl, cover with towel and let it rise for 1 1/2 hours.
Remove from bowl and put on bread board, knead in the 1/2 cornmeal.
Make dough into 2 balls rolling each into 12 inch circles 1/2 inch thick.
Cut into 2 inch squares and drop into hot cooking oil. (Works best with cast iron skillet.)
Fry 5 to 6 pieces at a time for only a few moments. Drain on paper towel and sprinkle with white powdered sugar.