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pan de campo

How To Make Pan de Campo, The Offical Bread of Texas

Did you know the state bread of Texas is the Pan de Campo? Learn how to make this traditional cowboy bread in your home oven.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Course Snacks
Cuisine American, Tex-Mex
Servings 12 servings


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 - 11/2 cups hot water


  • Preheat your oven to 425F.
  • To start, mix all of your dry ingredients in a large bowl. Using a pastry cutter or your hands, cut in the shortening until it is the size of large peas. Add hot water to make a thick dough.
  • Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead the dough two to three minutes, making sure not to overwork it. Divide the dough into two portions and let rest 20 minutes.
  • Form the dough into rounds with a rolling pin and place it in a preheated cast iron skillet.
  • Bake the bread for 6 minutes, then flip the bread and bake an additional 6 minutes. Remove from oven and slather with honey butter.