Bake @ 350F - 35-40 Mins
Yield - 12 - 16 pieces depending on size you choose
You will need:
1 Large Bag of Bannock Dry Mix.
¼ Cup Oil of choice - Canola, Sunflower, Coconut, Safflower, Melted Butter.
½ Cup Milk - Any milk or Non dairy milk would work including canned milk or even milk powder. If you wish to not use milk at all, simply adjust your water measurements to include this amount.
2 Cups Warm Water - Not boiling, Warm water.
Flour for dusting the surface you are working on.
Pour the contents of dry mix in a large mixing bowl, mix thoroughly. Once mixed, make a well in the center of flour mixture. Add in Oil, Milk and water. Mix until just combined, You will have a slightly sticky dough. Turn the contents of the bowl onto a floured surface. Knead dough gently about 8 -10 times. ( Do not over knead ) the dough should be soft after kneading lightly.
Bannock - Two ways
For Baked Bannock - Shape into a ball placing on a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper, or lightly greased baking sheet. Flatten out dough using your hands to a one inch thickness, making sure the dough is even all around to ensure proper baking. Poke holes all over the dough using a fork. Bake at 350F for 35 - 40 minutes. The Bannock should be a light golden brown color. Let Bannock cool leaning up against your kitchen counter. Leaning the Bannock up this way, ensures that the Bannock is cooling on both sides. Do not cut your Bannock while it is still hot. Yields - 12 - 16 pieces of bannock depending on the size you choose to cut it into.
For Fried Bannock - Before you start shaping your dough, preheat your oil in a frying pan on a medium heat. Once you’ve shaped your dough into a ball. You can either break off pieces of dough and flatten out in your hands, dusting in flour if they are too sticky. Setting each one aside as you continue to repeat until you’ve used up all of the dough. The other way is to flatten out your dough as if you were going to bake it. Then cut into squares before frying, with a sharp knife, make a slit in the center of each square. This ensures that your Bannock cooks properly in the middle. Gently place the dough down in the oil away from you so it does not splash back on you. Fry each side until golden brown. You may have to adjust your heat as you start frying, so your bannock doesn’t burn. Once the bannock is finished, place it on a baking sheet lined with paper towel to soak up excess oil. Yields - 12-16 pieces of fried bannock depending on the size you choose to make.
You can enjoy your Fried Bannock with Jam, Honey, Peanut Butter, Maple Syrup, Maple Butter, Cinnamon Sugar, Taco ingredients. The possibilities are endless.
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