Makes: 8 to 12 bannocks  


  • Vegetable oil
  • 4 cups unbleached flour
  • 3 tbsp baking powder
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 to 3 cups cold water as needed


Heat enough vegetable oil to reach 1/4-inch depth in a frying pan over medium heat.

Sift together dry ingredients. Stir in enough water to form sticky dough.

Ladle a scant cup of bannock dough into the hot oil in round circles about 4 inches wide. Fry patties until golden brown on each side and puffed up, about 2 to 3 minutes per side.

Remove to a rack and repeat with remaining dough.