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“Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.”

-Henry David Thoreau, Walden

My first attempt at making bannock bread didn't turn out so well. I used too much of this, too little of that, coals weren't hot enough and it just tasted yucky.

Dad and I decided to go hiking along the Roanoke River and try making bannock bread again. We packed up and took set off on the trail in the early evening. For dinner we cooked up some sausages.

Bannock bread mix

For this recipe I used:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 Tbsp baking powder
  • 2Tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 1 cup water

I mixed up the ingredients and kneaded the dough. I added just a little more water in the middle of the process, I had to be careful not to add too much because it is hard to remove the water once you mix it! I also added a little extra flour to the dough and that began to remove the wet dough from my fingers. I set the dough to the side and let it rise while we cooked our sausages.

fried bannock bread

I decided to fry this bannock in oil instead of using the stick method and I was very pleased with how it turned out. I could have let the this mix rise a little longer and maybe made smaller patties, but, overall I was happy with how it turned out. Also, I got my fire going after I started the bannock, that way I could give the mix time to rise.

Hiking Gear

Bread Mix