Hands down this is my absolute favorite bread. It is delicious and extremely simple, what could get any better? This recipe was adapted before their were even stoves to cook in. Women would cook it on the open fire in an iron skillet. A lot has changed since those times but good recipes never die.
3 cups all purpose flour
1 cup cold water
3 tablespoons shortening
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
pinch of baking soda
1. In a large bowl add flour and shortening. Mix with hands until course. Add salt, baking powder and baking soda. Carefully add water until workable dough is achieved. Divide dough into 5 equal balls. On a non stick baking mat take dough balls one at a time and roll with a rolling pin into a 6-inch circle. Do not roll to thin. Pierce dough all over with a fork tip.
2. In a 9-inch non-stick skillet on medium heat carefully add dough one at a time. Cook until lightly browned then flip and cook until browned as well.