A light, crispy version and tastes great. Sprinkled with brown sugar and cinnamon is the way my kids love it but you can serve it plain to dip in chili, stew, or spaghetti. The recipe is so easy, the photos are of my three year old son making it with a bit of help from me.
This is a traditional staple of North American First Nations People and for the early fur traders, settlers and cowboys. You can make one large one or several small ones. They are best right out of the pan, served hot
Every family has their own way of making bannok. This is the basic recipe, you may add whatever you like to it. ex: raisins, nuts, any drained can fruit or fresh fruit. You can use milk instead of water if you are in an area were milk is accessable.
There are many versions of bannock in the U.K. This one is supposedly the first bannock ever made by bakery owner Robbie Douglas in 1859. It is said that Queen Victoria would have nothing else with her tea.
Adapted from The Macphail Homestead Heritage Cookbook
Large Scone Prince Edward Island traditionalists still enjoy four meals a day breakfast, dinner (at noon), supper, and "lunch," commencing at 10 p.m. Typical fare includes bannock or biscuits, homemade jam, cheese, and strong tea.
A family recipe. Items can be substituted depending on diet. My uncle used margarine instead of lard. My aunt prefers can milk instead of quart milk. It can be thrown in a container and cooked over a camp fire or cut into smaller pieces and deep-fried in a frying pan (fry bread). My grandma used to add raisins to her bannock. She would also bring it along on camping trips and we would roll strips over a tree branch and cook it over a campfire. You can also cut strips of the dough and twist pieces together to form a braid and deep fry (metis style). For the round pan-fried bannock, you can add ground beef, onions, grated carrots, and topped with grated cheese to make some Indian tacos. In short... go crazy!!
Preheat oven to 230 degrees C(450 degrees F.). Grease lightly a heavy cast iron frying pan, or baking sheet. Stir and blend together the flour, baking powder and salt. With a pastry blender or two knives, cut in finely the lard. Then gradually stir ...
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"."