Sep 20, 2011

Indian Fry Bread or Pioneer Bread

A friend of mine told me about Indian fry bread.  She said it was delicious and I should try it.  Then I met a Native American recently and he told me that he loves this bread.  So, off I went in search of a recipe.  This is a good tasting bread that is quick and oh so easy to make.  It is versatile as well.  You can sprinkle it with powdered sugar for a crispy sweet pancake or add fruit of your choice or top with meat, lettuce, tomatoes, onion and sour cream and eat it like a taco.


3 cups of all purpose flour or bread flour
1 TBS Baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1 - 1 1\2 cups of milk
1 TBS shortening, vegetable oil, or lard, melted
2 cups of oil for frying

Mix all of the dry ingredients together.  Next, add the milk and the oil.  Form a ball and knead for a couple of minutes until it is pliable.  If  the dough is too wet add more flour or if too dry then add more milk.  Roll out the dough until it is about 1/4 inch thick.  Cut into circles in any size that you like and it will fit into your frying pan.  Heat a frying pan on medium to high heat (about 375 degrees) and add the oil.  You want the circles to cook quickly.  Carefully place the circle into the pan and brown on each side.  Drain on paper towels.  Enjoy!