Monday, May 24, 2010

Bannock bread recipe

Here is one staple item we will eat regularly, particularly for breakfast. They are rather crude looking, but surprisingly tasty, especially with added dried fruit.

Ingredients: 1-2 teaspoons of sugar; a pinch of salt; 2 teaspoons of margarine, bacon fat or shortening; 1/2 cup of flour, fine oatmeal, cornmeal or rolled oats; 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder; water, milk or egg; dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, etc) if wanted.

Cream first 3 ingredients, then in a separate bowl blend the flour, baking powder, and dried fruit. Mix dry ingredients with wet ingredients, add enough milk, water or egg to make a tacky but floury dough. Grease frying pan with bacon fat, margarine or shortening, cook (medium heat) as per a pancake, flipping once per side. Takes about 5 minutes to fry. Serves one. Can be smothered in jam, honey or syrup.

1 comment:

  1. Excellent! This is like the recipe I used when I made bannock at school as a kid. I remember really liking it, but couldn't find a recipe that resembled the one we'd used. Thanks!