Fried Skillet Bread

"This is from The Art of American Indian Cooking by Y. Kimball & J. Anderson. It's quick and easy, and makes a good "camp" bread. I've made it both at home, and over a campfire. Cooking time is approximate as it will depend on your heat. This is especially true if cooking it over a campfire."
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3 10inch loaves




  • Sift 4 cups flour with baking powder and salt.
  • Combine milk and melted butter.
  • Place flour/baking powder mixture in large bowl and gradually add liquid ingredients, beating well.
  • When the mixture has been worked into a soft dough, lightly flour a board with part of the remaining flour.
  • Turn out dough onto board and knead lightly, working in remaining flour.
  • Divide dough into 3 parts and shape each into a round pone about 1/8 inch thick and a diameter to fit skillet.
  • Pour enough oil in skillet to measure about 1/4 inch deep.
  • Heat oil and brown each loaf quickly, one at a time until golden on both sides.

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  1. Simple and so good served hot out the the pan! Dipped chunks for this bread in Sage's Rustic Pasta Sauce where the vegetables are roasted before combining with tomatoes to make a sauce. What a winning combination!! Both of these recipes would be very "doable" on a camping trip! Sitting by a lake listening to loons...Canoe on the shore,,,a low fire heating the frypan for the bread, roasting peppers...Oh, sorry....I'm back! Thanks for posting!! =)
  2. Outstanding skillet bread! I used a KitchenAid stand up mixer to prep the dough. For me, there was too much flour and not enough milk and I had to add more milk. Cooked in a well seasoned cast iron skillet. Served with a light sprinkle of salt and a drizzle of local wildflower honey. Everyone fought over the last slice! Served appropriately with Recipe #410371. Thank you for posting this recipe!
  3. Mmmm! I'm eating this right now with blackcurrant jam, and its just what I needed to satisfy a carbohydrate craving!! Its suprisingly good for something so simple, with an almost "melt in the mouth" texture, like a very soft & light scone. This would be great for those times when you're running really low on ingredients & want something bread-like, comforting, and very simple. I have to admit I was very "rough and ready" with the quantities, as we don't use volume measures much in the UK & my measuring jug is sitting in the fridge full of gravy, so I made an educated guess! But was delicious nonetheless! (Might have to go and make another one!)
  4. The whole family raved about this one! I made it with whole wheat flour; hubby requested white flour for the next time. Great for those days when you want fresh baked bread but have no time to bake it. Great recipe!



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