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Re: Squaw bread

Mon, 29 Apr 1996 02:26:49 -0400
I don't know if this is the recipe you are looking for, but it is very good.
It is a fried bread. The recipe comes from "The Art of American Indian
Cooking" by Yeffe Kimball and Jean Anderson.
Squaw Bread (makes 3 flat, round loaves, about 10" in diameter, 1/2" thick)
5 cups flour
2 Tbs baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tbs melted butter
2 cups milk
Cooking oil for frying

Sift 4 cups flour with baking powder and salt. Combine milk and melted fat.
Place flour mix in a large bowl and add the liquid ingredients, a little at a
time, beating them in at first with an egg beater. When the 4 cups have been
worked to a soft dough, lightly flour a board with part of the remaining
flour. Knead dough lightly, working in the flour. Divide the dough into 3
parts and shape each into a round about 1/8" thick of a diameter to fit the
sikllet you plant to fry in. Pour oil into heavy skillet about 1/4" deep.
Heat oil and brown breads quickly, one at a time until golden on both sides.
(This is obviously a modernized version )

Pat in Oregon