Saturday, June 26, 2010

Barbecue Cook-Off & Adobe Oven Bread at Isleta Pueblo

Today we went to a BBQ and chili cook-off at Isleta Lakes Recreation area south of Albuquerque. DH had some barbecue and I had a snow cone. 

Here is a little tractor rigged up to churn ice cream.

When you live in the hot desert, any amount of water can make you insanely happy.

When we were leaving the reservation we were fortunate to find a woman selling adobe oven bread. Most of the pueblos in New Mexico sell bread that is baked in outdoor horno ovens. It is a soft bread that usually has shortening in it. The baker called herself Doe to Go and was also selling sweet bread and pies.

Doe said her husband liked to shape the adobe bread into a lion's head shape. For more information on the adobe oven bread of New Mexico, HERE is an article that shows the process at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque. If you'd like to try to make your own adobe bread in a regular oven, HERE is a good recipe.

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