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Cree Elder Dr. Winston Wuttunee’s Baked Pahwesikan (Bannock) Recipe



Dr. Winston Wuttunee (from Red Pheasant Cree Nation, Sask.) is a valuable part of our community, and has passed on his Baked Pahwesikan (Bannock) Recipe. Bannock is a bread that can either be fried or baked, and recipes of it vary from person to person, and nation to nation.

Baking Bannock is a great activity to do with children – you can ask them to help you mix ingredients, knead the dough, or simply encourage them to watch the process of you baking the Bannock.


Ingredients:

4 cups of flour 3 tsp lard

3 cups of milk or water 2 tblsp baking powder


Directions:

  1. Mix flour and baking powder in bowl, make a “hole” or an indent

  2. Add lard (in pea size bits) to the “hole” or indent

  3. Put milk in there and mix it up

  4. Knead it flat. DO NOT OVERKNEAD! Overkneading will make your Bannock tough.

  5. You can add milk little by little, if needed.

  6. Grease your pan so the Bannock will not stick to it.

  7. Once Bannock is in the pan, prick with air holes.

  8. Bake in a preheated oven on 350 degrees for 25 minutes. (Check on it after 20 minutes, as all ovens are different.)

  9. Enjoy your Bannock!

If you use Elder Winston’s recipe at your center, we would love to see a picture! You can email photos of your Bannock creation to: storyteller@ahsabc.com

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