Cherokee Tribal Food Distribution Program

Adobe Bread

Adobe Bread

Adobe bread is a traditional bread of the southwest and can be made with just a few, simple ingredients and contains 30 grams of protein. There really is nothing more inviting than the smell of fresh bread in the kitchen, and once you start making your own bread, grocery store bread may just become a thing of the past. As a suggestion, you can serve this alongside our recipe for Hominy and Chicken Stew.
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 2 Loaves
Calories 1200 kcal


  • oz package of dry yeast
  • ¼ cup warm water
  • 2 tbsp lard or shortening melted
  • 1 tsp salt
  • cups flour
  • 1 cup warm water


  • Soften the yeast in the warm water in a large mixing bowl. Then mix the melted lard or shortening and the salt.
  • Add the flour alternately with the water, sifting the flour in a little at a time and beating well after each addition to make a smooth mixture you will probably have to knead in the final cup of flour.
  • Shape the dough into a ball, place in a greased bowl, brush lightly with melted lard or shortening, cover with a dry cloth, and set in a warm place to rise for about 1 hour.
  • When the dough has doubled bulk, punk it down, turn onto a floured board and knead for about 5 minutes. Divide into two equal parts and shape onto two round loaves on a well oiled board or greased baking tin.
  • Cover the loaves with a dry cloth, set in a warm place, and let rise for 15 minutes.
  • Bake the bread in a hot oven at 400 F for 50 minutes or until loaves are lightly browned and sound hollow when thumped. Cool, cut into wedges before serving.


Amount per serving
calories   1200
total fat   6.4g   8%
saturated fat   1.8g   9%
cholesterol   3mg   1%
sodium   299mg   13%
total carbohydrates  245.1g   89%
dietary fiber   9g   32%
total sugars   0.9g
protein   33.8g
calcium   50mg   4%
iron   15mg   84%
potassium   378mg   8%
Keyword Bread

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