Making bannock with Chef Patrick

This past June for Indigenous History Month, we invited Chef Patrick to teach us and our interpreter Blair a simple and delicious recipe to make bannock over a campfire.

“There’s a metaphor in this. For the Indigenous spirit, the bannock, it is resilient. It goes over the fire. It’s strong but it’s soft at the same time,” says Chef Patrick. “And the jam is vibrant, the jam is joyful, it’s playful, it’s fun. When you put them together, you get a resilient soul with a spirit that’s full of fun and laughter.”

This recipe is so easy and versatile that you can use it to make bread, pizza, or even tacos. You’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 1 cup / 250 ml flour
  • 1 tbsp / 15 ml baking powder
  • Dash of salt
  • 3 tbps / 45 ml oil or fat
  • 1 cup / 250 ml water

Watch the video below for the instructions to make your own delicious bannock.