Sunday, May 15, 2011

Healthy Bannock: A Quick, Easy Multi-Grain Survival Food

It only took a little recipe tweaking to make this Bannock recipe healthier!
Bannock is the traditional bread of Canada and the Northwest. Native people had no access to wheat flour prior to the arrival of European traders, although some flour substitutes existed, like wild turnips or corn, dried and ground to a powder.

Bannock actually originated in Scotland. Because bannock could be quickly prepared from readily-available ingredients, and because these ingredients lasted a long time without spoiling, bannock became a staple of European fur traders and subsequently, the native people also.

But the original recipe is nothing but flour and water, and traditional bannock is essentially frontier junk food.

Here’s how to add a few ingredients to make flour-based survival foods more nutritious.

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