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Topic: Sopapillas, beignets, and fry bread aka chicory (21 lines)
1) From: jim gundlach
Rick,
    Have to disagree.  Sopapillas are made with regular flour, use 
baking powder to rise, and are allowed to build a little gluten.  They 
should have a relatively large air pocket.  A proper beignet is made 
with low gluten or cake flour, is yeast risen,  and is worked the 
absolute minimum.  It is also made with egg and milk, often evaporated, 
so it is more like a fried cake.  Another item, Indian fry bread also 
uses yeast and is worked more to build a bread level of gluten and is 
strong enough to hold meat for a sandwich like meal.  The flavor of all 
of them is largely dependent on the lard, grease, or oil used to cook 
them in.
Jim Gundlach
On Thursday, February 20, 2003, at 12:15 AM, Rick Farris wrote:
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