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Indigenous: How to Make Bannock


Culinary & food History & heritage Kids
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City of Surrey, BC



Offered in English.


Bannock is a type of fry bread, which originates from Scotland but was eventually adopted by the Indigenous peoples of Canada, particularly the Métis of western Canada.

The bread was brought to Canada by Scottish explorers and traders, where the Indigenous adopted the recipe over the 18th and 19th centuries, using corn flour or plants rather than the wheat flour of the Europeans. The Scottish cooked the bread on a griddle called a Bannock Stone, which they placed on the floor in front of a fire.

(Vegetarian, Vegan)


- 6 cups flour

- 1/3 cups baking powder

- 1/2 tsp salt

- 1/4 cups vegetable or canola oil

- 3 cups luke warm water


Step 1-

Mix flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Mix well.

Step 2-

Add oil into luke warm water and slowly stir it into dry ingredients until mixed. Do not over stir.

Step 3-

Set bowl aside and let the dough rise for about 10 minutes.

Step 4-

Once the dough has risen, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently about 10 times. Pat into a flat circle between 3/4 to 1 inch thick.

Step 3-

Deep fry bannock until golden brown (3 to 5 minutes), flipping to cook on each side. Bannock can also be cooked on a greased frying pan over medium heat, allowing about 15 minutes for each side. It may also be baked on a greased baking sheet at 350 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes.

Step 5-

Set fried or baked bannock to the side for 2 minutes, on paper towel.

Step 6-

Enjoy! Be creative with this dish - you can add jam, peanut butter or savoury toppings to bannock. Best eaten while warm.

Be sure to post your cooking results on social media using the hashtag #SurreyFusion and tag @surreybcevents.



City of Surrey

The City of Surrey's Special Events team organizes four major special events annually: Party for the Planet, Surrey Canada Day, Surrey Fusion Festival and the Surrey Tree Lighting Festival. Surrey Fusion Festival brings together over 80,000 people annually to celebrate food, music, and culture.


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