Bannock is a North American Native type of bread. It’s easy, can be cooked in various ways, and so yummy! I decided to try and make it a bit healthier, and this is the result! We cooked ours over the campfire, and even put cheese sticks inside of them. Yum! We finished our meal by dipping some in maple syrup, the true French Canadian way. Mm, mmm, mmmm!
Whole Wheat Bannock
2 cups wheat flour
1 cup white flour
2 Tbsp baking powder
3 Tbsp shortening
1 1/4 cups water
Mix flour and baking powder together. Cut in shortening. Gradually add water until thoroughly mixed. Knead for 30 second to 1 minute.
Fry – shape into “hamburger patties” and fry in a hot frying pan with oil on medium heat, approximately 12-15 minutes, flipping over halfway through cooking time. Make sure to cook slow and long enough to cook dough all the way into the center.
Bake – press in a greased dish, and bake at 400F for 30-40 minutes.
Campfire - you can twist a piece of dough around a stick and cook it that way, or make a long thin strip and cook it on a rack, like pictured above. Rotate it occasionally, and it takes about 10 minutes. Obviously, that depends on the heat of your fire!! It absorbs some of the smoke flavour this way, yum!