Indian Fry Bread #2

Indian Frybread


  • 4 cups of flour
  • 1 Tbs baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbs powdered milk
  • 1 ½ cups warm water
  • 1 cup shortening
  • extra flour to flour your hands


Put flour in bowl, add baking powder, salt and powdered milk and mix together. Mix in warm water to form dough. Cover hands in flour. Knead dough by hand until soft but not sticky. Cover with a cloth and let stand for 15 minutes.

Shape dough into balls about 2 inches across then flatten by patting and stretching the dough.

Melt shortening about an inch deep in frying pan. When hot put dough in pan. Fry one side till golden brown, then turn and fry the other.

This is a wonderful bread that can be used as a dessert by topping with honey, powdered sugar, etc. or can be used for main dishes such as topping with taco ingredients for an “Indian Taco”.

Recipe from Lisa Maravich Fortenberry’s FB page.

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