Bannock Bread: A Delicious and Easy-to-Make Campfire Staple

Bannock Bread: A Delicious and Easy-to-Make Campfire Staple

Bannock bread is a delicious and easy-to-make bread that has been a staple of outdoor cooking for centuries. It is a versatile bread that can be made with only a few simple ingredients and cooked over an open fire or on a camping stove. Here are some tips on how to prepare and make bannock bread during camping and bushcraft trips.


2 cups of flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1 teaspoon of salt
2 tablespoons of oil or butter
1 cup of water

Step 1
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix well.

Step 2
Add the oil or butter to the dry ingredients and mix until the mixture is crumbly.

Step 3
Gradually add the water to the mixture and stir until it forms a dough.

Step 4
Knead the dough for a few minutes until it is smooth and elastic.

Step 5
Divide the dough into small balls, around the size of a golf ball.

Step 6
Flatten the balls into circles about 1/4 inch thick. Or you can have it wrapped around a clean wooden stick.

Step 7
Heat a cast-iron skillet or griddle over a campfire or camping stove until it is hot.

Step 8
Place the flattened dough circles onto the skillet or griddle and cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side, (or place your stick with dough close to the fire) until the bread is golden brown.

Serve the bannock bread hot with butter, jam, or honey.


Bannock bread can be cooked over an open fire using a stick or skewer instead of a skillet or griddle.

Try adding different ingredients such as dried fruit, nuts, or cheese to the dough to give it more flavor.

Bannock bread can also be made with whole wheat flour or cornmeal for a different texture.

To store the bread, wrap it in aluminum foil or place it in an airtight container. It can be reheated over a fire or in a toaster oven.

Overall, making bannock bread is a fun and easy way to enjoy fresh bread while camping or on a bushcraft trip. With just a few ingredients and some basic cooking equipment, you can create a delicious and satisfying bread that will fuel you for all your outdoor adventures.

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