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Dutch Oven Hopi Indian Fry Bread


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup nonfat dry milk
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup lukewarm water
  • Cinnamon
  • Sugar


  1. Ignite about 15 to 20 charcoal briquettes and arrange in a pile in your fire pan. Let burn until they are covered with ash (about 20 minutes).
  2. Melt Crisco in the Dutch oven for a depth of about 2 inches.
  3. Stir flour, dry milk, baking powder, salt and water together and knead on floured board. Cover and let stand for 15 minutes.
  4. Cut dough into 8 sections, then flatten out to 2 inches thick.
  5. Drop sections of dough into the hot oil to fry about 2 minutes or until done.
  6. Roll in cinnamon and sugar.