Fry bread is almost like the indulgent raised, glazed donuts that come from the donut shops. Serve them hot with a little butter and syrup or honey and you will have a treat that the kids will clamor for. Use your bread machine to mix the dough an you’ll have little time invested in the endeavor.
Pick any bread mix—white or a light wheat works well. Assemble the mix per the instructions but set your bread machine on the dough cycle. (If your machine does not have a dough cycle, use your owner’s manual to determine the point at which the rising is complete and baking should start. Set the kitchen timer to remove the dough five minutes before baking is to start.)
Pat the dough on a counter until it is about 1/2-inch thick. Slice the dough into wedges, separate the pieces, and let them rise again until twice as thick. Heat a pan of oil until hot (375 degrees) and slip the dough pieces two or three at a time into the hot oil. When one side is browned, turn the dough over. If the oil is hot enough, the dough should absorb little oil. When done, drain the fried bread on paper towels.