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What you need: 

4 cups flour
6 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening
1 teaspoon agave nectar
2 cups water

What you do: 

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 agave 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 modifications I have made is to sub agave nectar for the traditional honey, and vegetable shortening for the traditional lard/grease. According to the aunties, the baking powder has been in there so long, they don't know what they used before.

Preparation Time: 
15 min, Cooking time: 10-15 min
Cooking Time: 
10-15 min
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