Bannock

Bannock is one of those simple yet delicious recipes one needs in the trail craft pocket.

It is not  high-rise yeast bread, yet it is very tasty in a variety of ways.

I’m sure there are many recipes online about this bread

  • 3 cups all-purpose  flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. baking powder aka 2 large heaping tablespoons worth, maybe a half one if unsure
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • ¼ cup shortening (lard, bacon grease, melted butter, canola oil)
  • 2 cups water (approximately)

I add water just so its a bit on the watery side than too dry. I generously oil my cast iron skillet and place on a low heat side of fire or grill etc.

  1. Mix dry ingredients well in large bowl or zipper close plastic bag.
  2. Add shortening; work it into dry ingredients until you get an even meal consistency.
  3. Add about half of the water and start to stir and mix with a fork/spoon etc.
  4. Keep adding water and mixing until you get a good kneadable dough consistency.  make sure its not a thin batter.
  5. I pour into skillet and level out with spoon etc
  6. Cook until a deep golden brown on both sides, and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean or until sides pull away from skillet

You can also add in berries, fruits etc that you gather while outdoors as well to the mix

It will only be limited by your imagination

 

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