#TastyTuesday – Bannock Bread
Climbing women love the outdoors. Nature, adventure, sleeping under the stars, having the rising sun wake us up; there are so many great things about it that we’re willing to overlook even the less savoury aspects like the lack of a toilet. Sometimes, the less palatable aspects become the things we love and give us that feeling of freedom.
But climbing makes us hungry and if you’re a foodie like me, having to return after a long climb to an undefined canned meal or a sad half-empty sandwich can ruin the overall experience.
Camping doesn’t have to be hard on your stomach! It turns out there’s no reason why you should give up lovely food, great cooking experiences or climbing just because you’re in the great outdoors. Today I’m going to share something that I love and talk a bit about its roots, as well as giving you my very favourite recipe. I would love to hear what you think about this, see photos of you with your Bannock Bread and perhaps see you at a Womenclimb meet-up so I can taste your take on this ancient recipe.
Bannock is a Gaelic-rooted word that means “baked things”. Yes, it is as simple as that! This is literally how to bake a bunch of flour to make bread on your campfire. It might be too simple, but this bannock bread is an amazing and nutritious addition to… well, everything!
- 1 cup flour (white, wholewheat or a mix)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- Olive Oil
- 3/4 cup water
- Warm the pan over the fire if you have a grate, or lean against a few logs near the heat source. It shouldn’t be too hot as you want your bread to rise slowly.
- Put in a bowl.
- Mix with whisk, fork or hands (wash them first!)
- Oil well a small cast iron frying pan.
- Pop your mix into the oiled pan
- When it starts looking loafy, flip it to cook evenly on both sides
A dark crunchy crust with a spongy tasty interior. Mmmmm