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Bannock Recipe

Overland1

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I'm a trained chief as well as having a background in Bushcraft. One of the easy and fun things to make is bannock, it's basically a non-raising bread that can be customized to your content and kids can have fun with. There is no set recipe for bannock, rather everyone has slight variations but you can add things like raisins or nuts and anything else that might go good in bread.

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The core recipe is:
3 cups flour (I like whole wheat)
A dash of salt
2 teaspoons of baking powder
2 tablespoons canola oil (any oil/lard/butter will work)
water

You can mix the dry ingredients together before leaving and store them in a ziplock or do a quick mix in the field. Either way the first step is to thoroughly get the flour, salt and backing powder mixed.

When you are ready to cook add the oil and water until it has the constancy of a dough ball. This is also the step to add any additional goodies like your raisins or nuts.

Now that your bannock is ready to cook you have options. You can flatten the dough ball and make several patties to cook in a greased pan, usually about 15min per side. You can also throw it in a dutch oven at about 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

My favorite is to cook it right over the fire. Get a green stick so it doesn't burn up and peel the bark off. Take some dough, about the size of 1-2 golf balls, and roll the bannock into a cigar shape then wrap it around the stick. If you want it to cook fast make it thin, if you have a little more time you can thicken it up for a more bread like consistency.

Hold the stick or prop it up over the fire, turning occasionally, and let it cook to a golden brown. You'll know the dough is done when it slides off the stick, if it feels sticky give it a few more minutes. Now it's time to enjoy your creation, if you have some honey try drizzling a little over the top.

Bon Appetit!
 

XTorrey

New Member
Thank you! I've always thought that the campfire breads looked interesting, but had only seen the Pillsbury version and didn't want the preservatives. This would be easy to keep in the camping boxes with my homemade pancake mix.