Want a real taste of the Canadian North?
Try this popular local recipe for authentic Native Cree bannock bread made with either
currants or raisins!
First gather the following ingredients:
- 6 Cups of flour
- 1 Cup of lard
- 3 Tablespoons of baking powder
- 1 Tablespoon of salt
- 2 Cups of currants or raisins
- 3 ½ Cups of water
Youll also need a medium sized
In the bowl, mix the flour and lard
together by hand. Then add the baking powder, salt and the currants or raisins. Once this
is done, add the water and work the ingredients into a dough. Next, you have two options:
the camp fire or the oven. To cook over a camp fire, divide the dough into four lumps and
firmly wrap each lump around the end of a four foot stick and prop securely over the fire
until golden brown. To cook in an oven, spread the dough out into a 16" square cake
pan. Bake at 425 degrees for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.