This great bannock recipe is sure to please. It is enormously simple to make, and not only tastes delicious, but is easily adaptable – you can add all kinds of additional ingredients, like seeds, nuts, herbs, spices, or even cheese to really make the flavour “pop”!
What is Bannock
Bannock is basically bread made in a frying pan. It is delicious, and somewhat more dense than baked bread, but still has a great deal of flavour, and the recipes are very adaptable, allowing you to do some experimentation and add your favorite ingredients
History of Bannock
Bannock has its origins in Scotland, though in North America it is best known as a food that was adopted and used regularly by the Indigenous people. Their recipes used corn flour, as opposed to the Scottish recipe using wheat, and this change also makes for a very delicious morsel. The indigenous methods of cooking would often have the dough wrapped around a stick and cooked over a fire, though the stove top is more commonly used today. This bannock recipe uses more modern techniques, done on the stove top, but feel free to try it on a stick over a fire – it is great fun, and a great experience with family and friends.
Bannock Recipe – Easy Peasy
A traditional bannock recipe that is easy to make, and perfect for stove top cooking, or over a fire - it tastes amazing, and can be easily added to
Bannock is delicious and hearty food, and this bannock recipe is very easy, and can be prepared very quickly – this makes it an excellent consideration for off-grid scenarios, camping, or any other outdoor pursuits where easy preparation is preferred, or required.
Credit: Enoch Cree
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- Oil, for frying (Vegetable oil is fine, but try some Coconut Oil for a bit of additional flavour)
- Add flour, salt and baking powder to a large bowl, and whisk all the ingredients together
- Create a ‘well’ into the mixed ingredients in step 1, into which you can pour the milk and water
- Mix vigorously with a fork, until it becomes a “sticky” dough
- Sprinkle flour onto your countertop or other solid surface
- Place the dough onto the dusted surface, and press with your hands or a roller making a circle of around 8 inches est.
- Place the oil into a large heavy skillet, and heat at medium
- Place the dough into the frying pan – total cooking time will be around 7 or 8 minutes, and you will only need to turn it over once.
- When it is puffed and golden brown, it should be ready.
- Cut into pieces and enjoy!!
If you want, you can add additional ingredients to the bannock. Many people enjoy to add sunflower and/or pumpkin seeds to the top of the bannock dough before cooking, which adds a nutty flavour and heaps of additional goodness.
Don’t be shy to experiment – this is a very simple recipe that is intended to be very adaptable, so feel free to use your imagination!
Try adding butter to the top, or dip it into your favorite soups, or a hearty stew!
The basics are easy to follow, the prep time is short and simple, and the results are really great. If you like this idea, check out some of our other great food and cooking ideas.
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