I am on a Paleo eating plan. It is a diet for the restoration of health, not weight loss, although for some, the weight loss is also a factor. I just want to arrest osteo arthritis, an auto immune condition arising from a leaky gut. The typical North American diet,high in sugar and genetically modified products, has caused problems for a whole lot of people. The specific carbohydrate diet eliminates some of the foods that are problematic, but not all, but autoimmune Paleo, covers the rest. One food that is on the diet is yams. The fats that are recommended are most saturated fat, contrary to what we have been told for the past 20 years. These fries are done in beef tallow and they are delicious. Organic yams , tallow and salt are the only ingredients. Yum!! Try some, won't you?
This is a treat that my mother used to make and is sometimes served for breakfast at The Fat Ewe Farm B & B. The dough is a simple one, just four, salt, yeast and water, but the secret is that it must sit for a day or longer, which develops a sourdough type of flavour.
6 cups of all purpose flour
1 3/4 cups of warm tap water
1 package of instant dry yeast
1 tsp of sea salt
Mix the ingredients roughly in a large pot with a lid. When they are mostly amalgamated, you can adjust the flour or water to make the dough quite stiff, but still pliable. Then put the lid on the pot and leave it on the counter overnight, or put it in the fridge and leave it for a few days. You do not have to knead it.
Heat lard in a pan to a depth of about an inch, and keep on medium heat.
Break off a small lump and stretch it in the hands until it is sort of roundish. Carefully place the stretched dough in the lard. It will immediately bubble and double in bulk. When golden on one side, turn over, but the second side does not take nearly as long, so watch it carefully. Drain on a paper towel or on a rack. Sometimes I sprinkle a tiny bit of sugar and cinnamon on top for a sweeter treat, but the breads are great just as is too. Enjoy!