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Tibetan Fried Bread (Kapse)
Batters and Breads
|Tibetan Fried Bread (Kapse)|
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 cups nonfat milk
3 teaspoons sugar
4 cups vegetable oil
1. In a large plastic mixing bowl combine the flours and the baking powder.
2. Mix the milk and sugar in another bowl until the sugar is dissolved, then add the milk mixture to the flour and knead until it is stiff.
3.Cut the stiff dough into pieces two inches long and three inches wide. Roll each into a ball and flatten with a rolling pin. Repaet until all are prepared.
4. Heat the oil in a deep pan until it becomes very hot. Then drop in one piece of bread at a time and cook until it is lightly browned. Place it on a paper towel to absorb the excess oil and repeat with the other pieces. Serve them piping hot.
Note: In the United States, fried bread is generally associated with Native Americans. It is also a great favorite of Tibetans, who rely heavily on grains, particularly barley for sustenance. Wheat is only grown in small qualtities in Tibet's warmer valleys. This bread is delicious with hot sauce or dipped in honey.