Soup & Bannock


There is a monthly soup and bannock at Bent Arrow. And everyone is welcome! Visit our Facebook Page for more information! Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society Facebook Page

What is bannock?

Bannock, also known as frybread, skaan/scone or Indian bread, is found throughout North American native cuisine, including that of the Inuit/Eskimo of Canada and Alaska, other Alaska Natives, the First Nations of the rest of Canada, the Native Americans in the United States and the Métis. Today, bannock is a growing culinary trend across Canada with non-aboriginal people.

As made by indigenous North Americans, bannock is generally prepared with white or whole wheat flour, baking powder and water, which are combined and kneaded (possibly with spices, dried fruits or other flavouring agents added) then fried in rendered fat, vegetable oil, or shortening, baked in an oven or cooked on a stick.

A type of bannock, using available resources, such as flour made from roots, tree sap and leavening agents, may have been produced by indigenous North Americans prior to contact with outsiders. Some sources indicate that bannock was unknown in North America until the 1860s when it was created by the Navajo who were incarcerated at Fort Sumner, while others indicate that it came from a Scottish source.

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