On Line Cookbook

Squaw Bread

Recipe Information
One of Chucks Thousands (Navajo Chinle Agency, Arizona)

  • 4-1/2 cups (1050 ml) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbs (15 ml) baking powder
  • 2 tbs (30 ml) dry milk powder
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) salt
  • 1-1/2 cups (350 ml) warm water
  • 1 cup (225 ml) vegetable oil
  • Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Gradually add warm water.
  • mix to form a soft firm ball.
  • Knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes.
  • Divide into 8 pieces.
  • On a floured surface pat or roll each piece intoan 8 inch circle about 3/4 inch thick.
  • Slip rounds into hot fat and fry, turning once; about 2 minutes each side, until golden and crisp.
  • Drain on paper towels, keeping warm while frying other dough.
Hope this will help you. I will also post a recipe for a Chili Topping for the bread. seanice@aol.com