Indian Bread

Kathleen Riemer



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3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 cups milk
water as needed to get dough to come together
vegetable shortening or lard for frying or your frying oil of choice


1Stir together flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Stir with a fork as you pour in the milk; keep stirring for a bit to get it to come together as much as possible. Add just enough water (about 1/4 to 1/2 cup) to get it to come together. Cover the bowl with a dish towel and let it sit for 35 to 45 minutes to rest.
2When you're ready to make the fry bread, heat about 1 to 2 inches shortening/lard in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Grab a plum-sized piece of dough (or larger if you want larger fry bread) and press it into a circle with your fingers: place it on a clean surface and begin pressing in the center and work your way out, stretching it as you go.
3When the circle is about 4 to 7 inches (however big you want it) carefully drape it into the skillet. Allow it to fry on one side until golden brown, about 1 minute, then carefully flip it to the other side using tongs. Fry it for another 30 to 45 seconds.
4Remove the fry bread to a paper towel-lined plate and allow it to drain while you fry the other pieces.
Serve warm!

Eat them as is, drizzle honey -or- mix softened butter and honey together and spread on -or- sprinkle with lots of cinnamon and sugar -or- sprinkle lots of powdered sugar - or- top with your favorite taco toppings

Indian Tacos
Top fry bread with your favorite taco filling and enjoy!

About Indian Bread

Course/Dish: Flatbreads