I know for sure that Frieda, at the Tr’ondek Hwech’in Cultural Center makes the world’s best bannock. She has given me permission to post the recipe right here on my blog. She says that in order for bannock to taste out of this world, the cook must only think good thoughts while baking. Thanks Frieda!
Did you know? Bannock comes from Scotland and was not a staple food until well after European traders came to Canada.
Bannock Mix (big family size)
6 cups flour (white or whole wheat)
4 tsp baking powder
1.5 Tbsp sugar
1.5 tsp salt
berries of choice (up here we have wild cranberries — mmm)
2 to 3 cups water
Combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar
Thoroughly mix the dry ingredients; add berries
Start adding water a little at a time and stir to form soft dough
Heat the pan, when oil is hot, drop in spoonfuls of dough
Cook until lightly browned and turn over and brown the other side
(can also be oven baked in a greased pan at 350F about 20 minutes)
Serve with jam and tea and enjoy.
Honestly, I could live on these. Sometimes, if she has enough staff, Frieda will cook up a batch for visitors to the center – one more really good reason to visit. It’s on the waterfront and is currently hosting the Where are the Children Photo exhibit.