Mix together all the ingredients, then cut in the shortening until it’s the consistency of a fine meal. The mix can be stored in a cool place for several weeks. To take camping, put it in a plastic container with a tight lid and store it in a cooler.
When ready to prepare, lightly grease a frying pan. Pat out a piece of dough to at least an inch in thickness. Fry 8-10 minutes on each side over a very low heat. If making pancakes, cook the way you usually cook pancakes – remember to add an egg to each cup of mix, and enough liquid (milk and/or water) for a thinner mixture.
This fried bread is absolutely delicious with honey dribbled over it the second it’s removed from the skillet.