Who hasn’t made Bannock? Well apparently not as many people as I thought, so I thought I’d share a recipe to make your own. 

Bannock is something we made all the time while camping. It’s easy and fun for kids to make over a fire. My favourite way to cook bannock is twisted around a stick or poker to make “Pig’s Tails”.


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1-2 tbsp sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • water
  1. Combine dry (ahead of time if you’re going camping and carry in a sealed bag) and then add enough water to make a thick dough.
  2. Knead until combined. Don’t over knead. 
  3. Cook over fire or fry in frying pan.
  4. Smother in butter, jam, or other


6 Responses to Pig’s Tails aka Bannock

  1. elladeroeck says:

    thank goodness for that! i thought you were cooking pig’s tails! phew!!! :) x

  2. Annie says:

    Ha! Yuck!

  3. hen says:

    Awesome!!! I’m pinching that straight away!!!


  4. Krista says:

    In Laura Ingall’s day, they really would have been pig tails. And they would have been very grateful for them as they really only had the opportunity to crackle them over the fire once per year- at slaughter time. Them were simpler times I tell ya :)
    Thanks for the bannock recipe, we are among those who have always wanted to try them, but haven’t yet. Can’t wait. Any excuse for my jam slathering habit…

  5. kristen says:

    I will be filing this recipe away for our next camping trip! Looks fun and tasty!

  6. It’s nice to see that Cam’s getting in the action. I so love bannock but before my JFR summer I had never tried it. It’s a staple for me now. I’ve thought about it but have yet to try it in the pig’s tale variety – I can’t believe you can do it in your own kitchen!

    Thanks once again for sharing your twist on things.

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