As you can see from my photo of the week, this past weekend I was fortunate enough to find myself on the eastern shores of Lake Michigan w/ one of my favorite people on the planet. Of all the things we got in to in our time there, none turned out to be more fun than a beach bonfire, complete w/ a meal made entirely over the open flame.

While we did not use this old favorite of mine in our festivities, it got me to thinking that I am long past due including this simple, tasty treat here… (and as I am sitting in the Virgin America lounge in LAX w/ just a little time left before takeoff, the quick nature of the post helps a lot too!)


Simple to make, with just four basic ingredients and one bowl to wash. This kids' favorite is tasty, nutritious and fun to cook on a stick over the campfire. It can also be cooked in a skillet, though I prefer the stick (little ones will too). Bannock can even be a meal in itself.
                 2 – 3 cups flour
                 1 – 2 Tbsp baking powder
                 1 tsp salt (optional)
                 2 – 3 Tbsp oil, butter or lard
                 2/3 cup warm water

Directions: Put everything but the water in a bowl and mix with your fingers until crumbly. Slowly add water and mix until dough feels soft. It may seem that you don't have enough water, but keep working the dough till it holds together. Don't add more water!

Take a small handful and wrap around the end of a green stick, like a marshmallow roast. Knead it so it stays together. Cook over coals for about 10 – 12 minutes, rotating to cook evenly. Eat as is, or add a bit of jam or honey. Im a honey butter man myself, but I've never been one to judge. It's not like there's a wrong answer on this one…

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