I prepare my bannock ahead of time & leave it in the fridge until we’re ready to leave. I like to use milk when I can because the texture and the taste of bannock is better combined with bacon grease. You may also substitute the grease with butter, margarine or even oil of your choice. Some add dried fruits like raisins, cranberries, for additional flavor & more healthy options.
I thought of incorporating dried dates with bannock, but I would definitely soften it first by boiling it then add it to the mixture. The possibilities are endless!
1 cup of flour
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoon of baking powder
2 tablespoon bacon grease (optional)
1/2 cup of milk or water
1. Mix the dry ingredients together (flour, salt, baking powder, sugar).
2. Add the bacon grease & mix well until smooth.
3. Add the milk a little bit at a time.
(Add 2 tbsp. of flour or more if the dough is too wet).
This is good for two people
If I follow my exact ingredients here, this will cook in an open fire from 40 minutes to an hour uncovered (wrap on a stick or just in a pan). I have also cooked this in a pan with a cover and it surely speeds up the cooking. The bannock burns easily so check & turn it over often. It is a lot easier to cook this in an open fire in the summer time, though we succeeded in cooking it outside in the cold of winter… it took a longer time but it’s still doable.
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