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30.12.11

BANNOCK


I got this recipe from a former First Nation’s classmate of mine. At the time, I did not realize how often I would use the recipe, if ever. All I needed was one try and I have been making bannock ever since. Bannock calls for basic ingredients and is much easier and faster to prepare than Hungarian l├íngos. I tend to make it when unexpected company drops by and there is nothing to put on the table. Bannock can be eaten as is or with sweet or savoury toppings. Some people like it with jam or with cinnamon sugar. I favour plain bannock. This recipe makes 16 six-inch bannocks. I change the oil halfway through, because the flour sediments tend to burn after a few fries. Bannock is best when fresh. I try to discourage sampling and finish the batch first. Otherwise, it is not so easy to keep up with the demand for more.

4 cups flour
4 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
4 heaping tsp baking powder
1 egg
1 cup milk
1/2 cup water
2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
1+1 cups vegetable oil

• In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt and baking powder.
• In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, water and the maple syrup.
• Add liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and combine.
• On a floured surface kneed dough ten times.
• Divide dough into 16 parts and roll into balls.
• On lightly floured board, flatten into disks.
• Roll each disk into a 6-inch circle.
• Heat 1 cup of oil in a fry pan.
• When the oil almost boils, reduce heat to medium.
• Shake off excess flour and slide dough circle into the hot oil.
• When the dough begins to bubble on top, quickly flip it over and fry until both sides are golden, but not brown.
• Place on paper towels and serve bannock.






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It began with posting a few recipes on line for my family. "zsuzsa is in the kitchen" has more than 1000 Hungarian and International recipes. What started out as a private project turned into a well visited blog. The number of visitors long passed the two million mark. I organized my recipes into an on-line cookbook. On top of the page click on the cookbook to access the recipes. I am not profiting from my blog, so my visitors will not be harassed with advertising or flashy gadgets. Feel free to cut and paste my recipes for your own use. Publication is permitted as long as it is in your own words and with your own photographs. However, I would ask you for an acknowledgement and link-back to my blog. Happy cooking!

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