Originally Posted By: tobogan
Carrying flour etc and not water is WAY lighter, assuming you will be getting your water at or near your site, and not carrying it in.
here is a bannock recipe that is very simple:
4 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons oil
Mix ingredients and add water until you have a doughy consistency. Knead approximately 10 minutes
You can add cinnamon/brown sugar to make it taste a bit differently.
Grease and heat a frying pan. Form the dough into cakes (sort of like tortillas or pancakes) about 1/2 inch thick and dust lightly with flour.
Lay the bannock in the frying pan.
Wiggle the pan every so often to keep the bannock from sticking.
Once a bottom crust has formed and the dough has hardened enough to hold together, turn them.
Cooking takes 12-15 minutes.
If you don't have a frying pan you can make a thicker dough by adding less water. Roll the dough into a long snake, no wider than an inch. Wind this around a preheated green hardwood stick and cook over a fire, turning occasionally, until the bannock is cooked.