M. Starling

"Bannock is the bread of Canada's earliest settlers, the fur traders and buffalo hunters. Whe flour became available to native Indians, they also began making bannock until eventually it became thought of as their traditional food. This recipe incudes instructions for frying or baking bannock."
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40 min servings
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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Combine dry ingredients.
  3. Make a depression and pour in melted lard and water. Mix into a soft dough.
  4. Gently knead a few times.
  5. To fry: Shape the dough into a flat piece. Cut into rectangles. Heat about 1/2" of hot fat in a frying pan. Drop a few pieces of dough at a time into the hot fat. When browned on one side, turn over and cook other side. Drain on paper towels.
  6. To bake: Shape dough into 1 single flat round cake or 12 small flat round cakes. Place on greased baking sheet and bake for about 20 minutes or until top is golden brown.
  7. Serve with homemade Cranberry Jam.


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