Your Cooking Assistant Find a recipe by the avaliable engredients
Set the ingredients



40 min


Bannock Photo 1


40 min


12 persons




4.00 rating-star (227)


Author: Victoria Bailey
Bannock bread was made by our ancestors when on the trail. Try throwing in blueberries or raisins for added flavor.


  • all-purpose flour: 3 cups
  • baking powder: 2 Tbsp
  • salt: 1 tsp
  • water: 1.5 cups
  • butter, melted: 0.25 cup

Metric Conversion

Stages of cooking

  1. Stir together flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Pour water and melted butter over flour mixture. Stir with a fork to make a ball.
    Bannock Photo 2
  2. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead gently about 10 times. Pat into a flat circle, 3/4- to 1-inch thick.
    Bannock Photo 3
  3. Warm a greased frying pan over medium heat.
    Bannock Photo 4
  4. Place dough in the hot pan and cook until browned, about 15 minutes per side. Use two lifters for easy turning.
    Bannock Photo 5

History of the Bannock:

Bannock bread has been a staple food for centuries in Scottish, Native American, and Canadian cultures. It was often made on the trail by our ancestors who needed a simple and easy-to-make bread that could be cooked in a frying pan or over an open flame. Bannock was a popular food for Native Americans and early European settlers in Canada, who made it with a variety of ingredients, including cornmeal, oatmeal, and beans.

Tips and Tricks for Bannock Recipe:

To make the perfect bannock bread, there are a few tips and tricks you should keep in mind. Firstly, make sure your dough is not too wet, or it will be difficult to manage. Secondly, knead your dough gently, or the bread may become tough. Finally, be careful not to overcook your bannock, or it may become dry and hard.

You can also add extra ingredients to your bannock dough, such as blueberries, raisins, or nuts, to create a delicious and unique flavor.

Tips for presenting the dish:

Bannock bread is best served warm and fresh from the oven. To present it, you can cut it into wedges or slices and serve it plain or with butter or jam. For a more savory dish, you can add cheese, herbs, or cooked bacon to the dough before baking.

Bannock bread is a versatile dish that can be served as a side dish or as a main meal. It is perfect for camping trips, picnics, or as a comforting snack on a rainy day.

How did you like this article?

You may also like