Easy Bannock Bread to Bring Back Memories




Introduction: Easy Bannock Bread to Bring Back Memories

Many people have good child hood memories of their Mom's making bannock.  Bannock is quick and easy to make, tastes amazing alone, or you can add your own flare to it.

It's a very basic bread, and you can do anything with it.

Basic recipe:
2 cups white flour
1 tbsp baking soda/powder (not a mistake 1 tablespoon or at least close to it)
1/2 tsp salt
*1 and 1/4th cup milk

(most recepts call for 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup water, I prefer my bannock fatty and slightly hard but not burnt, and I prefer my mix to be sticky.  If you want it not to be too sticky either 1 cup milk or 1/2 milk 1/2 water)

Mix the ingredients in a bowl, form into english muffin sized pieces and cook it in a frying pan with butter or vegetable oil on medium, right in the middle, or about half of that.

I prefer it a bit crunchy, my method is to have high heat and crisp the outsides, and then lower the temperature dramatically and slow cook the inside.  If you do it this way, you don't have to wait until its done all the way as it is still heating when you take it off.

Another popular cooking way is to deep fry the bannock in oil.  If you haven't figured it out yet, bannock is very basic, and many people like to make it fairly fatty (like me).

Other things you can do:
cinnamon and raisin (best cooked slow and made fluffy)
wrap it around hot dogs and cook
chocolate chips

This instructable goes well with my other one New Age Pemmican Method as a filler for the pemmican in a survival camping situation

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    1 year ago

    I used baking soda for this recipe and it was absolutely retched, Baking soda is 4 times as powerful as baking powder so it should be 3/4 a teaspoon. Had to completely throw out the batch.


    6 years ago on Introduction

    Made this today while out kayaking - first time trying to make bannock and it was on a Trangia - yeah I burnt the pan, yeah it stuck to the pan, but it was really enjoyable all the same - few adjustments and I'll crack it. Thanks - the cinnamon and sultana additions were great and it went well with the coffee we brewed :)


    6 years ago

    I made this and it tastes fine. I think it's like a rough around the edges pancake. I messed up the cooking process. My frying pan got burn marks because I didn't use enough oil. When I do this in the future I am going to use an old pan. Overall it was good.


    8 years ago on Introduction

    Is this recipe the same as 2 cups of self-rising flour + 1 1/4 c milk ?


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    I have not used self rising flour before. I looked it up and it is flour with baking powder and salt pre mixed in. I couldn't really tell you if it would have enough, but this is a basic bread and theres really no wrong way to do it or add to it.

    I'm sure you can use it as long as you reduce the baking powder and salt. I believe Bannock uses more baking powder than most recipes. As for salt, I tend to add a LOT of salt. I cook one said, and then sprinkle salt on the top of the other before I flip it