(February 5, 2014) Canada – our home country and how much more Canadian can you get than going native Canadian? We have had bannock before on a native reserve here right next to Calgary, but it is fried, so we had a look around to see, if there was a baked version and would you look at that – there was! Food.com had a recipe for Métis bannock, so definitely Canadian. As a little history – the Métis were the offspring of native Americans (or in this case native Canadians) and the early settlers that came to North America.
Then you work in the butter with your hands until everything is a fairly even crumble. Now Nico did not just want to put the butter in, no, he actually went to work and kneaded the whole thing and he did a great job!
Next up came the milk, which we gradually mixed in, we had to add a bit more milk, because the whole thing just would not come together, but eventually we got a nice even dough that we let nap for a while. Then we rolled it out, cut it into four and off into the oven it went, at 425 F and about 25 minutes and voila – we had bannock!
We at first made sandwiches with one quarter each (with some Montreal smoked chicken, for Valerie it was with an omelet and cheese and for me with cheese and some pickled hot peppers) and then afterwards found a way how to make this even more Canadian – have it with true Canadian maple syrup – and it was a-w-e-s-o-m-e!!!
Check the other blogs of “Around the World in 12 Dishes” for their Canadian creations:
Adventures In Mommydom, Afterschool for Smarty Pants, All Done Monkey, Crafty Moms Share, Maroc Mama, Creative World of Varya, Glittering Muffins, Kid World Citizen, Mermaids’ Makings, The Educators’ Spin On It and The Mommy Talks.
Please link up your Canadian dish and/or craft in our linky below, we would love to see it!