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Fire Time Bannock With Free Print Out Recipes

May 29, 2020

I spied my first bannock while my husband was watching YouTube videos back in March 2020.

A bannock is basically a bread that is cooked on a frying pan or flat stone applied to a heat source rather than in an oven. And baking powder is used as a rising agent rather than yeast. They sort of have the texture of a dense scone and can be made sweet or savoury.

In many of the videos, the bannock was being made in the coals of a fire while the cook (youtube creator) was out on woodland camping adventures.

Bannock is ideal for camping because you can carry the pre-mixed dry ingredients and basically just add water to create the dough.

When my husband surprised me with a bannock for breakfast soon after I expressed my interest in making one, I was inspired to work out some of my own flavour combinations as the base is so incredibly versatile.

During lockdown we have been spending many evenings having fires in our back garden and we’ve been doing all sorts of outdoor cooking experiments, so this all came together at the right time.

Making this one of my many little pet projects, I took a rough recipe off one of the “Simon a bloke in the woods” videos and I worked out 2 base recipes. Then from those base recipes I worked out 7 of my own flavour combination recipes which I have tweaked to perfection (according to my palate). There were more but these are the best so far.



(This photo gallery only covers some of the recipes in the booklet) 

I suspect I’ll work out many more flavors, but I thought I would share these for now.

The recipes that follow are all for making bannocks that are roughly 6 inches in diameter. I use a 6 inch cast iron frying pan and worked out the recipes using my stove, however they’re all easy enough to also do on the coals of a fire once you know what you’re doing.

I’m not going to lie, there is a knack to it, but it’s one of those things you need to learn by doing!

Even an ugly bannock tastes fabulous torn up warm and shared around a fire.

I’m trying something a bit different than usual with these recipes. Instead of outlining them all tediously as a super long list on the blog, I’ve made them printable in a little booklet that you can download! 

If you print it out double sided it folds in half to make a perfect little A5 booklet. If you can’t work out how to make it print the way it should, cutting the pages in half and stapling the corner works pretty well too! 

Click Here to download free wee recipe booklet

Let me know what you think! 


One Comment
  1. Aha, a singing hinny in fact – well more or less

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