4 cups flour
1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup shortening or vegan butter
1 tablespoon maple syrup
2 cups water
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a cookie sheet. Mix the flour, baking powder and salt in a big bowl.
2. Cut in the shortening and syrup until the mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center and add the water. Mix all together.
3. Turn out of bowl and knead for about 3 minutes. Pat out onto prepared cookie sheet into an oblong shape about 3/4" thick, and prick all over with fork.
4. Bake about 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown and a bit puffy.
Source of recipe: Another (slightly modified) Native American/First Peoples recipe from my family! The only modification I have made is to sub vegetable shortening for the traditional lard/grease. You can use any flour, but if you use something other than wheat you may have to play with the amount of fat.
This should be crumbly, and a bit heavy. Slather with jam, or eat with stew! Made to go with Nas8b8n M8wigisoak.