Cowboy Bread

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Similar to pita breads, this is a round fried bread which supposedly traces its origins back to the great American West.

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Prep Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 pieces of bread

Ingredients

  • ½ cup boiling water

  • ¾ cup cold milk

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoons active dry yeast

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, stir together the water, milk, and sugar. Sprinkle the yeast over the top, and let stand for 5 minutes to dissolve.

  2. Stir the egg and butter into the yeast mixture, then stir in the salt, nutmeg, and 2 cups of the flour. Mix until everything is well blended. Mix in remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time until the dough pulls away from the side of the bowl. Turn out onto a floured surface, and knead for 10 minutes (no cheating!). Place dough into a greased bowl, and let rise until doubled in size.

  3. Divide the dough into 8 balls, and let rest for another 20 minutes. Roll each ball out to 8 to 10 inches in diameter.

  4. Heat a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Fry each of the pieces of bread fro 30 to 60 seconds on each side, or until light to medium brown spots appear. Keep covered with a damp cloth, or store in a plastic bag until serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

278 Calories
5g Fat
50g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 278
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 113mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 41mg 3%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 126mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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