Sunday, December 14, 2014

Cinnamon Maple Bannock

By: Anna Streib and Sydney Switzer

3 cups flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup shortening or lard, cubed
3/4 - 1 cup water

1: Mix all of the dry ingredients
2: Cut shortening or lard (can be replaced with butter) into the mixture (STOP HERE IF THE BATTER IS NOT BEING USED RIGHT AWAY)
3: Gradually add water and mix the dough
4: Mix dough until you can handle the dough without it being too sticky
5: Take as much dough as desired, and spread it evenly, and somewhat thinly around a stick about the width of a hot dog.
6: Cook the dough over hot coals for about 10-15 minutes, or until it becomes brown on the outside, and removes easily from the stick. 

This bannock recipe ended up being a great success. We followed the exact steps, and prepared the mixture beforehand, at home. We also added 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, as well as a half teaspoon of nutmeg, to the dry mixture, to give the dough some flavor. At school, we gradually added water until our dough was a good consistency, then we separated the dough into 4 even pieces, so this way we had extras in case some didn't turn out. We wrapped the pieces around the sticks, and cooked it over hot coals for about 10-15 minutes. Once they were done cooking, we ate it served with butter and maple syrup, and even though our first batch turned out perfectly, we still made a second batch and ate it all. If given the chance to make bannock on a stick again, we would not have changed anything since we were very satisfied with our final product, although we would really like to try making various other flavors, such as a pizza bannock. 

Stewart, G (2014). How to Make Bannock on a Stick or in the Oven. from Getty Stewart Web Site:


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