Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Memories of Bannock: A Call for Assistance

I've heard that when people go gluten free, they crave bread. Soft, springy homemade bread fresh from the oven. To be honest, when we first went gluten free, it was the thing I strove towards making. However, I have been craving a different glutenous item. Some of you will be familiar with it and others not so much so. Bannock. Nice warm bannock. Day old bannock toast with homemade raspberry freezer jam. This is as much, if not more, of a comfort food for me than homemade bread. Both my granny, who passed almost 3 years ago, and my foster mom, who began her journey to the Summerlands this past Monday, were fantastic bannock makers.
I think I've mentioned before that our household is more than just gluten free. We are gluten, dairy, egg, soy, coconut, tree nut, peanut and strawberry free. I think that's it. Anyway, I Googled for recipes for gluten free bannock and there are a couple out there but they all contain eggs. I suppose I could try them without eggs, but... I thought I'd enlist the assistance of my readers, be you ever so few and far between. If anyone should know of a good bannock recipe within the requirements listed above, please let me know.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dont know if you are still looking, but I found this:

Three parts gram flour
One part polenta
One teaspoon of baking powder
A few raisins
A sprinkling of brown sugar
One teaspoon of ground cinnamon
One part oil

I added water little by little stirring until I had a smooth batter.

The tray was placed on the Coleman F1 Lite stove which was then lit and held on a very low flame. It didn't take long for the tray to heat up and I dropped a tablespoon of the batter in the middle of the tray. After a few minutes holes started to appear in the bread at this point I flipped it over and let it cook for another few minutes.


I am gluten/nighshade(potato et al) dairy/soy free.