Cowboy Bread

Cowboy Bread


"Similar to pita breads, this is a round fried bread which supposedly traces its origins back to the great American West."


1 h 40 m servings 278 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 278 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 4.6 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 49.7g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 8.3 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 33 mg
  • 11%
  • Sodium:
  • 113 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large bowl, stir together the water, milk, and sugar. Sprinkle the yeast over the top, and let stand for 5 minutes to dissolve.
  2. Stir the egg and butter into the yeast mixture, then stir in the salt, nutmeg, and 2 cups of the flour. Mix until everything is well blended. Mix in remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time until the dough pulls away from the side of the bowl. Turn out onto a floured surface, and knead for 10 minutes (no cheating!). Place dough into a greased bowl, and let rise until doubled in size.
  3. Divide the dough into 8 balls, and let rest for another 20 minutes. Roll each ball out to 8 to 10 inches in diameter.
  4. Heat a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Fry each of the pieces of bread fro 30 to 60 seconds on each side, or until light to medium brown spots appear. Keep covered with a damp cloth, or store in a plastic bag until serving.
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  1. 23 Ratings


This is THE BEST!! I am proud to tell you that I was able to convert this to a bread machine recipe (okay, if that isn't truly a big deal, please don't burst my bubble, my nickname in high scho...

This bread turns out almost identical to pita.It is extremely easy to make, but takes about a day to double in size. I reccomend spices or add-ins, for it is rather plain (but nummy!). Make sure...

You just have to try 'em!

This is a fantastic recipe, I've used several different recipes for flatbread, and this is by far the easiest I've ever used. I made a few of these with different additions, such as sun dried t...

Very nice, clearly written recipe. The end result was similar to Syrian bread. The dough was very easy with which to work, and the stove top cooking was much less cumbersome oven baking. The b...

Kinda like pita bread, except I couldn't get it to cut like pita. A little oily but very good all the same. This will go bad pretty fast if you don't keep it in the fridge.

An awesome recipe. I've had it for years and its never a let down.

Turned out great. Reminds me of the fresh baked flat breads you get in Iranian restaurants.

Unfortunately, this hardly turned out the way I thought although I followed the recipe exactly. It tasted like Indian Bhatoore. The taste was fine but not like pita bread. I baked these in the o...