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Bannock Fry Bread Recipe
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Bannock is one of the oldest and widely prepared foods among Aboriginal tribes around the world. Every family has their own recipe of Bannock passed down from generation to generation. Each culture has its own type of bread. Chinese fried donuts actually are quite similar to the taste of fry bread, but commonly a bit sweeter. Bannock has many different variations such as oven or fire baked as well as deep fried. This recipe is a traditional bannock fry bread recipe which is easy to make at home.  You can always adjust this recipe to suit your tastes! Adding seasonings such as garlic or chilli pepper will give it a bit of a kick, and adding sugar will make it sweeter tasting.

This recipe is a traditional bannock fry bread recipe which is easy to make at home.  You can always adjust this recipe to suit your tastes! Adding seasonings such as garlic or chilli pepper will give it a bit of a kick, and adding sugar will make it sweeter tasting.

Makes 10-12 pieces

3 cups unbleached flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup milk mixed with
3/4 cup hot water
1 tbsp oil or shortening to knead the dough
oil or shortening for deep frying (enough to cover half of the height of the dough)

  • Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a mixing bowl.
  • Stir in milk/water mixture.
  • Knead briefly with lightly oiled hands until smooth and all ingredients are mixed well.
  • Rub the remainder of the one tbsp of oil over the dough.
  • Cover and let it sit for about 30 minutes.
  • Pat or roll enough dough to fit in the palm of your hand in a circle about 1/8” thick.
  • Heat oil to 360°F
  • Deep-fry the dough in hot oil or shortening for about one minute per side, or until golden brown.

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