Friday, January 23, 2015

Apple Butter Bannock

Our Recipe:

1 1/2 cups of flour
2 tablespoons of brown sugar
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 pinch of salt
3 1/2 tablespoons of apple butter (or to taste)

Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl and then add Apple butter. Knead the mixture while slowly adding water until the mixture turns into a play dough like consistency (dry but a bit sticky). The batter should stay together in a ball. Stretch the dough into a snake- like form that is about 1 cm thick. Wrap this around the end of a stick with the bark torn off. It should stick to the wood if you turn it 360 degrees.


Make a hot fire. Let it naturally burn down to glowing coals with a bit of flames. Then take the stick with the bannock and place about 15-20 cm above the fire (your hand should be able to be held there for 20 seconds). Rotate the bannock over the fire to ensure even cooking. The bannock is done when the outer layer (crust) is a golden brown. You should be able to slide it off the stick. If you can not, cook it for a bit longer and try again.

Our Thoughts:

The Apple butter paired well with the smoky taste of the fire. The brown sugar complimented the apple butter and made it a little sweeter. The bread was fully cooked and tasted fantastic! It didn't take long to cook. We believe that this was a success and would try it again. 

By Lucia and Gillian

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