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Zuni Indian Bread Recipe

Yields1 Serving

The Zunis are a Native-American tribe that originally occupied parts of the American Southwest. Like their neighbors the Hopi and the Navajo, much of their food was defined by an agriculture based on corn or maize. That was the only ingredient in this ancient bread and is the primary ingredient in this contemporary interpretation of the original recipe.

 1 cup of buttermilk
 1 ½ teaspoons of salt
 1 egg
 1 ½ tablespoons of butter at room temperature
 3 tablespoons of molasses
 2 cups of cornmeal
 ¼ teaspoon of baking soda
 2 cups of bread flour
 3 teaspoons of bread machine yeast or active dry yeast

Put all of the ingredients into the bread in the order indicated in the ingredient section of the recipe.


Select the wheat bread setting for a 1.5-pound loaf and a light crust.


When done, let the loaf rest for 10 minutes and then slice and serve.