Discussion in 'BushClass USA' started by IA Woodsman, Apr 26, 2011.
That looks really good. Trade you dessert bread for some of that cheesy goodness?
that'll fill you right up. good stuff. The pups seem to like it too.
I enjoy a fairly simple recipe. It is 2 tablespoons all purpose flour, 1 teaspoon dry milk, 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon sugar, 1/2 teaspoon bacon grease (I filter it out and keep it in the fridge to use similar to Crisco), then I just add water till I get the right consistency. Top with honey when done. The small carbon steel pan is a recent purchase perfect for bannock or small food that doesn't' work well in a pot.
I've made bannock many many times. At this point, I think I've got it down to a science. I like the frying pan method. Here's some I cooked over a fire last month:
Since I had a Twig Fire going thought Bannock was in order.
Grub pouch made from a waxed tamale bag. My faithful cast iron and my russian army tea cup.
I use coconut oil in my bannock, melting it and oiling the pan at the same time.
Mix in the oil and water. Drop it in the skillet, brunch is working.
A quick flip
While it was cooling heated some water for coffee. Then brunch was served.
Here's my bannock for the class. It was my first time making it, but it won't be my last! I really enjoyed this. The Dutch oven worked well for cooking. Thanks for an awesome class.
top pic is prepared bannock, then bannock in dutch oven and final product.
my recipe is 1 cup flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
water to desired texture
i use this for camping and make pizza over fire with it. Oh ya it is yummy
My bannock making video...
... Last task, now working on my 5 outings!
Been putting this off for about 2 years, thanks @138zacvining for the motivation.
Lots of butter!
Coffee and bannock via canteen cup and sterno stove. Mixture of gluten free flour,baking soda, salt, sugar, powdered milk. Mixed with a bit of cooking oil and water and cooked in tin foil suspending the dough half way down the cup leaving an air pocket between the bread and the bottom of the cup
Frybread for breakfast, yummy!
Here is my nuts bannock.
I usually cook it on my outings, but unfortunately I have no pictures.
My son enjoyed these bannocks for dinner!
Bushcraft Basics 12/13 Electives 3/5 Outings 0/5
I got shut down last night before I got to cook over my open fire.
Police Department dropped by to say I smoked out the neighbors as well as mosquitoes.
Had to use an "enclosed open fire".
I added a little extra baking powder and some powdered milk.
(funny how all fried bread ends up as Choctaw frybread for me.
After a small "flare-up" from spilling oil while moving the skillet, I got to the work at hand.....
A couple of the "perfect" pieces..... ("blackened" ones hidden... LOL)
My bread is usually Surprisingly not as greasy as you would think.
No soaked paper towels......
I made mine into "INDIAN TACOS" !!!!!
Ground beef, Refried beans, lettuce, hothouse tomatoes, cheese, black olives, sour cream, wild onion, and salsa.
Now I have the energy for my "5 OUTINGS" since this is the last of my 5 Lessons and 5 Electives for BASIC
I cooked bannock while camping out at a state park this weekend-
It was raining pretty good at the time, but I just built up a good sized fire and preheated the dutch oven:
Here it it with the coals piled on top (sorry for the dark pic):
And the end result served with a sausage cooked on the fire:
Made a dough with Kodiak mix, parm and red pepper flakes to go with some MH lasagna. Started it on top of my Ikea hobo stove to brown one side and get it goin.
Dumped the coals between a few rocks and flipped it to finish it off. Little extra brown...
Came out quite tasty and definately a filling meal along with the lasagna.
First time in a pot;
A little char but good overall.
50:50 white AP:whole wheat
This was my first time to make Bannock and first time I've ever eaten it as well.
Found a recipe online and added some cinnamon and sugar than it called for, not overly sweet though, I added a tbsp roughly.
It came out good, and probably would have been better savory than sweet.
Next time I do this I go that route.
I did this in my backyard but I pre mixed the dry stuff and put my oil and butter in a small Rubbermaid container. I wanted to get the feel of how I would actually do this on a legitimate outing. I filled my canteen with water and packed it too. Once outside I unloaded all my kit and mixed the ingredients in the ziplock bag and let the dough rise for about 30 minutes.
I also packed a small nonstick skillet and fire kit and started my fire with some birchbark and cedar shavings and pencil lead twigs. Another thing I learned is that I need to make the portions a bit smaller so it cooks through better.
All the lessons are fun, but I love to cook so this one was especially so.
It was tasty
Cook Bannock with Fire
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
4 tablespoon drinking chocolate
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup + 1 tbsp. milk
4 tablespoon vegetable oil
Still needed a cup of tea to wash it down but it was a lot better than damper!
Bannock for dinner.
-Just your standard recipe but I used sparkling lemonade as the liquid.
Cooked Bannock. Added peaches. Sweetened to taste. Ate with peach preserves. Note to self: make smaller batch next time! I'll be making this to take on my outings in different variants.
Used second pile of prep for twig fire!
Now that's what I call good eatin food
You guys are killin me! SOO good! Somehow whenever we check this thread, we end up having bannock as a before bed snack for days around here until we check in again.
This is better than a hot chocolate before bed ;-) MamaBear knows her stuff
That just looks like a little bit of heaven right there, @zelph! mmMMM!
That method of making dumplings has peaked my interest...gotta try that this week. There is a recipe on the side of a double acting baking powder can that I will use and maybe modify it to meet my needs. Modify by using margarine instead of shortening and butter.
My wife made some yesterday, dropped the mix on top of a pork chop stew. She cooked it in a cast iron pot on the kitchen stove. She said it took about 15 min. of cooking time and the biscuit covered most of the top. The globs/drops of dough merged as they baked.....interesting way of baking. I wanna try the dumplings on top of ramen noodles just for the heck of it. Nothing ventured, nothing gained
Made some bannock this week, turned out delicious actually!
Finally got this one done in my backyard!! Tried adding a little garlic powder to the recipe...turned out well, other than being burnt.
Oatmeal Raisin bannock
Almost perfect for breakfast just could have used a little honey
Fried Bannock over the twig fire + honey = quick and awesome breakfast.
Basic bannock recipe, just flour, water, butter, and some baking powder. Took a bit to cook on the cast iron, gotta let it heat up more (I forget how quickly coconut oil melts versus lard). I tried a back and forth of plank style and direct heat on the coals, probably need to commit to one or the other. But with a little butter and honey it was pretty good!
Never made bannock before, but was fun to make it for the first time out in the bush.
Let my twig fire die down, then put the pot directly on the coals.
After cooking on coals for about 20-25 minutes, it came out great!
Doesn't that look delicious?
The bottom came out a little blackened, but still totally edible!
I have wanted to try cooking bannock on a plank for a long time. It looks a little burned here, but it was really mostly 1 edge and the rest tasted great. Thank for the motivation to try this cooking method.
Bannock cooked over fire. First time making bannock...sure won't be the last...decided to fry it and put some cinnamon and sugar on top...delicious!
First time making bannock in the field during an overnight backpacking trip back in Feb.
I prepped a zip bag with flour, powdered milk, baking powder, salt, sugar, and some butter. I also brought chocolate chips and some cinnamon (separate) to add for flavor.
We decided to have the bannock as a breakfast item, so in the morning I mixed some water into the bag, along with the chocolate chips and cinnamon. We also added some crushed Andes that my friend brought along because why not. I kneaded the bag until I got a thick sticky consistency.
Using some foil, I made a hanging basket/bowel to put in my Stanley cook pot to keep the bottom of the bannock off the pot to avoid burning.
Breakfast fire going and pots for bannock and hot water placed while we went to collect more water. The boots are not for breakfast.
Checking the top after a while we found it was still doughy in the middle, so we left it on a while longer.
Finally, after pulling it off the fire. Smells so good!
Breakfast is served. The hanging basket approach was only marginally successful. The bottom still burned, but it was much easier to extract from the pod. It was only burned for about a 1/4" on the bottom, making the bottom outside of the bannock into a sort of bowel itself. Which was kind of handy, since we didn't worry about contaminating the burned stuff. The rest of the bannock was perfect. Got some packets of honey (red and white things in the back) to squeeze on top. Good stuff!
Coyote cooks ash-cake (bannock).
Coyote eats ash-cake. Yum, yum.
This was a first for me, thanks. I added cocoa powder, sugar, and oat meal to mine. It was really good!
I'm hooked on bannock now. I made a sweet one this time. 1 cup flour, 1/4 sugar, tablespoon of cinnamon, and a quarter teaspoon of baking powder (I like mine dense). @Astyria went with a savory garlic bread that she roasted using a stick.
I added a bit more water than I would have liked for this batch but it worked out well with a similar consistency to pancake batter.
I had never had bannock before but it was pretty good. I made a dill and garlic flavored that I roasted on a stick. I think though I would prefer to try to fry it or bake it next time but it turned out really well. I used a sassafras branch that I shaved down to give some of the flavor to the bannock and I did get some of the anise flavor. It turned out way better than I thought it would!
@Capsicum was using a cast iron to cook his:
It turned out kind of like pizza crust
Bannock. Have to admit, the recipe i used wasn't very good....
I'm not much into cooking,....up till now my only campfire cooking has been beans and hot dogs and making smore's with the kids. So I tried this and was really surprised - it was good!!! i used a simple mix of a fistful of flour, a five finger pinch of baking powder, bit of sugar.....
I tried some on stick, it was only a marginal success; I had one good bite, the rest was too nasty or too raw, but that one bite tasted like wilderness calling lol..
The bannock in a pan worked pretty well, at the end I let it sit on the coals for ten minutes; I tapped it with my knife to get an idea of how it should sound when its done...I'll be doing this again!
even Rosie liked it!
Bannock and a hunters stew in the 8 inch Dutch oven. Got so full I had to nap before packing up.
Got out today and made some bannock. I added a little southern flare to it with some cracklins.
On the fire...
Bannock and jam. Wow this was awesome. Wish this woulda been out in the woods woulda been great but i was sittin around a fire and saw an opportunity so i capitalized. Last post before my electives and outings...woohoo
My wife and I baked some bannock (see bottom left of the photo) and we also put some on a stick.
The baked bannock was a little burnt on the edges, but it was still tasty!
The bannock on the stick was our favorite of the two.
Oh yeah!! that's livin' right there!
Life is good when you find a recipe you like...
I used a stainless steel dog dish, a one layer cake pan and my new Pathfinder stove. Could have had a few less coals on the bottom and a few more on the top. Burnt the bottom just a little but ate it up.