Bannock

"This is an adopted recipe. The original introduction stated "Bannock is a Native Indian fry bread. Simple and quick to make. This recipe comes from a magazine article. The woman who taught the author of the article to make bannock said that "rich Indians add raisins to their bannock".""
 
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Ready In:
15mins
Ingredients:
5
Yields:
4 pieces
Serves:
4
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ingredients

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directions

  • Mix flour, baking powder, sugar and salt together.
  • Mix with enough water so that the mixture becomes a dough.
  • Form into 4-6 large, thick patties.
  • Fry on lightly oiled frying pan, turning when the bottom is golden.
  • (You may also bake in the oven.) Good served warm.
  • If desired, spread with honey, jam, butter, or peanut butter.
  • Traditionally bannock would have been made with whatever ingredients were on hand.
  • For example, adding blueberries if they're in season.
  • This freezes well. Freeze, already baked, in a labeled ziploc bag with the air squeezed out as much as possible. To serve, bring to room temperature by removing from the bag and letting rest on the counter for a few hours. SPeed up the process, by baking or microwaving until the desired temperature is reached.

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Reviews

  1. Seedbeads
    This was so easy and nice when there's nothing else for breakfast. It's like a pancake-english muffin hybrid. I tried it as written and it was great (my 3 year old loved it too), and I tried it with less sugar, served to dip in stew - also tasty! I think different additions would be really nice - perfect when you need bread in a hurry!
     
  2. havent the slightest
    This was delicious! I made 1/4 of the recipe for just myself, using equal parts whole wheat and all-purpose flours. I added stevia instead of sugar and fried it with butter. This made 1 dense, chewy patty that looked like a pancake. I remember enjoying these at camp and I still like them now. I prefer a thick patty, so next time I'll form a thicker one that isn't as wide. Overall it was an excellent breakfast and I'll definitely be making this again, thanks!
     
  3. Phoenix 0880
    Just like I remembered it! I hadn't had this since I was a little girl at Girl Guide camp, it was lovely with Jam !
     
  4. iluvdojos
    This was pretty good. I was hoping it would be a little more like my mom's. I think I made my "pattys" a bit too thick as well. I used about 2 cups of water for a double recipe and that seemed to work pretty good. I also used sea salt, but would opt for regular table salt next time. I ate mine with cheeze whiz - yum!
     
  5. Bonnie G #2
    This is a hard one for me to rate as I'd never heard of Banock before so not sure how it's supposed to turn out. It certainly went together easy - I followed the directions exactly. We felt it was a cross between a biscuit and an english muffin. It felt heavy to me - but maybe that is as it should be or maybe I was heavy handed in mixing it. However; heavyness aside - the taste was good and we had fun trying something totally new to our regular biscuits. Thanks so much for posting.
     
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Tweaks

  1. campfire canuck
    Hi... Make it healthy and yummy by using stevia instead of sugar, cinnamon and raisins or blueberries are great and instead of baking in a pan combine dry ingredients in a baggy and whip them out at your next campfire...add the water to make a stiff dough, divide into portions and roll between your hands to make a long sausage shape wrap around green sticks and bake over the fire ...a great alternative to smores and wieners, kid friendly and delicious...
     

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