1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Perfect Bannock Recipe

Discussion in 'Lovely Grub' started by Chambers, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. Chambers

    Chambers Settler

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2010
    Messages:
    839
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Darlington
    Well next week will be my first attempt at one but so long as its edible I'll be happy
     
  2. lannyman8

    lannyman8 Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2009
    Messages:
    4,005
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Dark side of the Moon
    it will be fine mate, just dont cook it to quick or the outside will burn, appart from that its easy..........

    jobs a fish........
     
  3. Echoes of the old ways

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2010
    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Scotland
  4. Melonfish

    Melonfish Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2009
    Messages:
    2,460
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Warrington, UK
    Raikey the paxo actually sounds really nice, i can just imagine herby sage and onion bread!
    i'm looking to do a small bannock mix myself that'll nicely fill the plate of my 12cm zebra, that plus lid in the coals should cook it nicely. that or cooked over the honey and flip it half way.

    Milk powder if anyone needs to find it in the supermarket is always over by the soya milk, UHT and milkshakes.
     
  5. bert333

    bert333 Full Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2008
    Messages:
    694
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Earth- for awhile longer...
    and if you add an egg to the mix and keep the whole thing more 'liquid' than a dough, it comes up even more tasty and fluffy but that's 'erring' towards cake making then! :0)
    ad a splash of 'fixed' rum (added essence of vanilla and muscovado sugar) :0) Delicious
     
  6. sasquatch

    sasquatch Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2008
    Messages:
    2,812
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Northampton
    I've gotta say I'm with you on this. I like simple bannocks and have tried loads of methods including simple and elaborate. My favorite is still a few handfulls of flour, a two fingered pinch of baking powder and a pinch salt. If I want savoury I add whatever I fancy, for sweet I add sliced almond, cinnamon and brown sugar and dried fruit.

    If I'm only cooking for myself I use a German mess tin and do a stew or oatmeal in the bottom while a bannock cooks in the top tray inside the tin with the lid on. Perfect every time a easy to do...
     
    #26 sasquatch, Jan 6, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2011
  7. lannyman8

    lannyman8 Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2009
    Messages:
    4,005
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Dark side of the Moon
    keeping it simple leaves less mess and washing up, thats why i like it, but as you say more complex mixes dont really add anything to the mix, for the cost just get some sugar and spice etc as you say, easy and tastey.......lol....

    regards.

    chris..............
     
  8. sargey

    sargey Mod
    Mod

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2003
    Messages:
    2,684
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    cheltenham, glos
    was just rooting round looking for inspiration on how to use up a load of left overs from scout camp. i can say that two parts selfraising flour to one of horlicks lite works a treat!

    cheers, and.
     
  9. Bowlander

    Bowlander Full Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2011
    Messages:
    1,352
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Forest of Bowland
    Sounds nice, made my first bannock last Sunday on the woodburner, it was lush!
     
  10. Goatboy

    Goatboy Full Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2005
    Messages:
    14,956
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Scotland
    Well the Bannock People mainly ate salmon and Buffalo and weren't much for writing stuff down, but they may have done something similar to this. :rolleyes:
     
  11. Cade

    Cade Full Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2012
    Messages:
    174
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bristol
    well starting making bannock today.... on the hob because i want to try a few things out before i go

    2 cups self raising floor
    1 cup dried milk
    pinch of salt
    tsb of baking powder

    now i did it and its ok..... however i think i made the mix far to try should be be like a dough or more of a batter? mine was dough like.............
     
  12. Big Stu 12

    Big Stu 12 Full Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2012
    Messages:
    6,025
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Ipswich
    I use

    1 Cup of flour
    1/4 of milk Powder
    1 table Spoons of Suet
    pinch of salt
    1 Tea Spoon Baking powder

    All in a Zip lock Bag, then just add fruit, spice, herbs, garlic as required..add some water then just cook, and eat :)
     
  13. tracker1972

    tracker1972 Forager

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2008
    Messages:
    247
    Likes Received:
    55
    Location:
    Matlock
    Warning, ancient thread revival!
    This was however the thread a quick Google brought up, and this the recipe that closest matched the open cupboard in front of me. So, a plan was hatched. Mix a batch (ably assisted by the girls, 3 and 5) take it into our camp in the local woods with a cast iron skillet and my shiny new, waiting to be broken in, Zebra billy, 14cm.
    Half decent fire prep had a hot little fire going in no time and up went the billy with 3 balls of tin foil holding a small cake tin of the bottom and a ball of the dough. Then wait for the coals to form before starting on the skillet...
    [​IMG]
    Once the coals we ready they were spread out a little and on went the rest of the dough in a flattened lump. The skillet was too hot, burned one side, nearly burned the other and I ended up splitting it thinner and cooking the inside that way... and the billy was too cool, so dropped it into the fire.
    [​IMG]
    The skillet batch was quickly cooked and very edible so that was wolfed down. It was around then that the wind really picked up and I checked the little thermometer. 2°C... Maybe shorts were a touch optimistic, anyhow it was time for the second half of skillet style and time to check the billy...
    [​IMG]
    It was only cooked, and soft, and generally lovely! Tricky to spread butter that has been at 2°C for a while but still, well worth it :)

    All in all, something of a result. Thanks BCUK for the inspiration, general and specific.

    Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
     
    #33 tracker1972, Feb 27, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2016
  14. Tony

    Tony White bear (Admin)
    Admin

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2003
    Messages:
    21,639
    Likes Received:
    399
    Location:
    Wales
    Great stuff and thanks for the thread revival :D
     

Share This Page