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Canada - Bannock

Updated: Jan 16, 2022

Bread the Inuk way

Aneri's note: Yes, I have been to Canada! It's such a lovely country with amazing nature and kind people. It's just quite not like the US, it feels similar, but different. It's hard to consider Canada without thinking about Niagara Falls, the largest waterfall in North America. It truly is the most stunning falls I have ever seen. It's quite cold though, so dress warmly! The Canadian side of Niagara has pretty touristy attractions however. I also took a free sailing trip on Lake Ontario - the only sailboat I've ever been on, which was quite enjoyable. In Toronto you can also visit CN Tower, which is the largest tower in North America. I haven't been to the western side of Canada, but very much want to in the future!



Difficulty level (1-10): 3

Finding an authentic vegetarian Canadian recipe was difficult. So I researched it’s indigenous people. Baked Bannock is a simple bread that is easy to make at home. Typically indigenous populations use either lard or vegetable shortcoming because premium ingredients like butter is hard to come by. But I adjusted that for the recipe. Even though it's so simple, it was super tasty and flaky.


All purpose flour - 4 cups

Baking powder - 2 TB

Salt - 1 TSP

Water - 1.5 cups

Butter - 1/4 cup

1. Mix flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl

2. Make a well in the middle of the flour mixture and pour in water, stir to combine.

3. Spread dough into a greased parchment in a 9x13 inch pan. Drop dollops of butter on top.

4. Bake for 400degrees for 20-25 min.

5. Enjoy with jam!

This recipe came from the Calgary Herald


Like this recipe? Try also Australian Pikelet!

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