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Bannock (Again)

Discussion in 'Lovely Grub' started by Pignut, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. Pignut

    Pignut Full Member

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    I know Bannocks have been done to death but thought I would post this anyway to make you all hungry if nothing else!

    Firstly sorting all of the mix (2 part self raising flour, 1 part milk powder, 2 tsp baking powder, 6tsp egg powder, raisins and 8 tsp brown sugar) all mixed

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    add water to the mix to make a sticky dough

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    Whilst this is being preped get a good but not to large fire burning

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    Arty shot of fire

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    Spread the fire and heat some oil in a pan

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    Place the dough in the pan and fry for a couple of seconds pressing down slightly

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    Then prop the pan next to the fire

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    Turn as the bannock starts to brown

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    Try and fight away the bannock zombies until the bannock is cooked (If you can flick the bannock and it sounds hollow it is done)

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    Remove from the fire......... tear and share (I did not even get a chance to take a picture of the finished article before an arm came into shot)

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    30 seconds later.......................

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    Hope you enjoyed this coulanary adventure!

    Regards

    Pignut
     
  2. Bernie Garland

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    excellent pignut and that has made me hungry

    Bernie
     
  3. WilS

    WilS Need to contact Admin...

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    Crackin' stuff, I'm starving! Loved the zombie comment! :)
    Will.
     
  4. LazySod

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    Very nice, off to raid the larder.
     
  5. Tony

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    Nothing wrong with more Bannock :D Looks like it came out very well:approve:
     
  6. Pignut

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    Cooking them slowly is the key!

    Dont be affraid to move em away from the fire

    Regards
     
  7. bushcraftbob

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    nice one - ive been a tad confued on how to make these bad boys but i shall have a crack at one of these at the wkd!
     
  8. Pignut

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    me and my 2 year old make these in the oven at home it is a great way to practice and test new recipies!
     
  9. Treeclipper

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    Guess what I'm gonna make in the garden tonight.

    That looks good , Pignut. :D
     
  10. john scrivy

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    good stuff i love making these
     
  11. rik_uk3

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    Very nice pignut, I make little bannocks similar to yours, but we call them Welsh Cakes down here ;) very similar recipe, the only problem is, they don't last long, one is just not enough :(

    http://www.joyofbaking.com/WelshCakes.html
     
  12. bushcraftbob

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    After being inspired by Pignut's thread, I made my first Bannock on saturday night. The ingredients used were the same as Pignuts above.

    I cooked the Bannock in my rectangular Trangia mess tin. It turned out really well and tasted fantastic, was well chuffed with myself. However it was more like a cake consitency rather than bread, I think this was down to me adding too much water - prior to cooking it resembled wallpaper paste, and not dough-like in the slightest!
     
  13. Pignut

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    Glad you had a go!

    Sounds like to much water, though mine are cake like (Tis the Egg powder that makes it go like that!)

    Regards
     
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    I do wish folk would stop posting bannock recipes containing milk powder - since becoming "dairy allergic" several years ago it means that most people offer me poisonous bannock around the camp-fire. I must admit though that I don't think I have ever used the same recipe twice, crushed nuts, forest fruits and salami have found their way into mine at various points in the past.

    Bob, if you don't have the ingredients to re-thicken the mixture,
    keep adding liquid until you have a pancake mix - you'll need a bit more oil to cook them but they're just as nice.

    ATB

    Ogri the trog
     
  15. bushcraftbob

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    campfire pancakes like the sound of that - with a bit of birch sap on for a bit of a sweetness, lurvely!
     
  16. John Fenna

    John Fenna Lifetime Member & Maker

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    Throw in lots of Klim! - All the more for me!!!!!!!!!!
    Fades to evil laughter.........
    Actually that must be a real downer Ogri - if you had come to our Easter meet you would not have been able to sample my Onion and Wild Mushroom Bannock (not that anyone else got a look in either I got very selfish on that one). Milk powder is a staple ingredient of my bannock, along with dried egg and Veg suet. I like a very cakey texture.
     
  17. Pignut

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    They are good!

    Beware the lumberjack pancake!!

    Pancake mix as above, but with big chunks of smokey bacon and a drizzle of maple syrup!

    Yum Yum!!!!!
     
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    Probably just me being a nerd here, but how big is a 'part'? You specified particular amounts of baking powder, egg and wot not, but flour and milk powder are in 'parts'. Looking at your pictures would 1 part = 1 cup be somewhere about right?
     
  19. AJB

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    You beat me to it!

    If you don't mind me asking - how big is your part, compared to your tsp?

    I'm sure I could have phrased that better! :yikes:
     
  20. Mang

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    Quite a while ago I rang up to order something off Ray Mears' site and had a Bannock suggested to me using beer instead of water...might have been called a Scottish or Scotsmans Bannock (but equally this could be a red herring).

    Has anyone tried this?
     

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