Family Weekend Challenge #5: Make bannock!
When my baby was a baby (she’s now all grown up at 15 months), I went through a phase of baking bannock. It was, of course, partly that I love bannock (a lot), and got accolades for making it. But I also started mixing up double batches of the dry mix and storing half of it in a big glass pickle jar. So every other time all I had to do was add water, which seemed like a miraculous solution when I couldn’t count on having 10 minutes uninterrupted at any time of day. Plus, there’s something magical about a recipe that calls for no milk, oil, or butter but still comes out tasting so darn yummy.
All of which is to say I recommend this bannock recipe from the 2004 Cottage Life Recipe Contest and urge you all to complete this week’s Family Weekend Challenge: Make bannock! But pssst, if you’re a cottage kid, don’t forget to ask for help from a grown up when it comes to the baking part.
The first five readers to write comments here telling me about how it went will receive an Animal Cookie Cutter Set. Extra points if you do it over the fire!
Get baking, and have fun!