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#246086 - 05/21/12 08:38 PM Bannock!
bacpacjac Offline
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The boy and I made bannock for lunch during our hike today. We went totally simple (and cheater) this time. We brought Bisquick, a little oil, small cast iron frying pan and water. It's the first time we've done it in a pan rather than on sticks and it worked really well.


Bannock mix in a zip lock


Preheating the pan and oil while we mix (Notice our high tech water boiling system? A spaghetti sauce can and a piece of tin foil works great!). I don't like my bannock deep fried so I just put in enough oil to coat the pan.


Mixing - just enough water and not too much needing


Get the pan off the fire using a leather glove


Load the pan


DON'T DO THIS unless you want to eat charcoal


DO do it like this - with the pan facing the fire. Don't forget to rotate so it cooks evenly


When it's crispy and golden on the outside it's ready to eat. You can check the middle with a stick, like you would a cake, but it's not necessary if you don't make it too thick.

We ate this batch with MH Chilie Macaroni and it was a yummy combination. I prefer to sweeten it up at breakfast, by adding raisins or dried cranberries and maybe a little maple syrup.

We're definitely going to keep experimenting with bannock. What's your favourite recipe or cooking method?


Edited by bacpacjac (05/22/12 12:14 AM)
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#246089 - 05/21/12 10:06 PM Re: Bannock! [Re: bacpacjac]
MDinana Offline
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what the heck is bannock? confused

I mean, I get it's some sort of bread.

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#246090 - 05/21/12 10:26 PM Re: Bannock! [Re: bacpacjac]
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#246091 - 05/21/12 11:38 PM Re: Bannock! [Re: bacpacjac]
bacpacjac Offline
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It's also known as bush bread. It's the easiest way to have fresh bread in the wilderness. Few ingredients, light, easy to make and easy to cook. You can make it sweet, savory or bland. The possibilities are endless. This time we just used bisquick and water. You can also make it in the oven too but it doesn't have that Smokey goodness.

Another great way to make it is wrapped around a stick.


Edited by bacpacjac (05/22/12 12:15 AM)
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#246098 - 05/22/12 02:12 AM Re: Bannock! [Re: bacpacjac]
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MY favourite has always been cooked on a stick. Pull out stick and replace with hotdogs or peanut butter/jam or any other concoction you can think of.

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#246099 - 05/22/12 03:13 AM Re: Bannock! [Re: bacpacjac]
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That looks yummy. We'll have to make some when we go camping this year.

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#246101 - 05/22/12 03:22 AM Re: Bannock! [Re: chaosmagnet]
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I had totally forgotten about bannock until you posted this. Thanks! I'll have to make some again. It's one of those things that always tastes so good on an outdoor adventure.

I didn't know there were special recipes for this. I've always used Bisquik. I guess I've been a cheater all along and didn't know it! smile

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#246105 - 05/22/12 04:17 AM Re: Bannock! [Re: bacpacjac]
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Looks great BPJ. Much better than the camp bread I made. I used flour, honey, nuts, powdered milk, and oil. Bisquick looks much better, and easier!

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#246113 - 05/22/12 06:26 AM Re: Bannock! [Re: bacpacjac]
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i use Bisquick with a tea spoon of whole dry milk.the bannock,more of a biscuit really,turns out thick and soft.i use warm water if i have it as it seem to "set off" the baking powder into lots of bubbles.as i want my hot bread fast i don't brown it by a fire but just pan fry it.
i hope to post a "how too" at Youtube at some point.

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#246117 - 05/22/12 11:16 AM Re: Bannock! [Re: Roarmeister]
bacpacjac Offline
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Originally Posted By: Roarmeister
MY favourite has always been cooked on a stick. Pull out stick and replace with hotdogs or peanut butter/jam or any other concoction you can think of.


MmmmmmmMMM!! my grandma used to call it campfire ring bread when we made it that way.
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