Camp Food – Bannock Part 1

In elementary school, a woman from the Nk’Mip band taught our class to make bannock over a fire. She gave us the recipe. It worked every time, but I lost it.

This year at Camp Napopo I tried this Bannock recipe.  I ended added a lot more Bisquick than the recipe called for and though it tasted ok. It just wasn’t the recipe I was hoping it would be.

I found another recipe in an old book when I got back.  I’m going to try it next time.



  • 2 cups homemade biscuit mix (see below)
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. Add water to 2 cups of the homemade biscuit mix.
  2. Need dough. If too sticky add a bit more mix.
  3. Snake dough around the end of your roasting stick.
  4. When the embers glow, put the handle end of the stick into the ground angled over the fire. Turn the stick gradually until it is evenly browned.

Homemade Biscuit Mix

  • 8 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup baking powder
  • 1 TBSP salt
  • 1 cup shortening
  • water
  • 1 cup Bisquick buttermilk baking mix
  • 3 Tablespoons oil or margarine


  1. Beat shortening in gradually at low speed, until the dough has a coarse bread crumb appearance.
  2. Store in a 3 quart container . It will stay fresh for many weeks in a cupboard or 4-6 weeks in a refrigerator.
  3. Preheat over to 450 degrees.
  4. Add 2/3 cup milk to mix and stir.
  5. Knead until smooth.
  6. Spoon onto greased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes.

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