Growing Chefs! Ontario Bannock


Bannock is a type of flatbread that is an important food with a lot of history for Indigenous peoples in Canada. It is a delicious treat that can be made in a variety of ways, from stovetop to directly over a campfire!
Serves 4-6
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour2 teaspoons baking powder1/2 teaspoon sugar1/2 teaspoon salt3 tablespoons grapeseed oil1 cup water Butter for frying
Large frying panLarge bowlMeasuring cupsMeasuring spoonsCutting boardBench scraperSpatulaRolling pinDish towel

Get Organized!

Gather your mis en place; get together all of the equipment needed for the recipe and gather your ingredients.

Get Prepped!

Add all the dry ingredients together in a bowl.

Bannock step 2

Add the water and the oil to the dry ingredients, and mix together until a dough is formed and it no longer sticks to your hands.

Cover with a damp cloth and allow to rest for 30 minutes.

Bannock step 6

Get Cooking!

Place the dough on the cutting board and, using the bench scraper, divide into 6 equal portions.

Bannock step 7

On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to roughly 2 cm thick.

Bannock step 8

Turn the frying pan on to medium high heat and, cooking in batches, fry the bannock until golden brown and cooked through, about 4 minutes on each side.

Serve with both sweet and savoury spreads, dips and other dishes.

Bannock step 9
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