Bannock Company Style
Today, bannock is rarely celebrated as a touchstone of Scottish heritage, but it is indispensable to Métis and First Nations culture, celebration and connection. In Scotland, it was often made with oatmeal, but in Canada wheat flour became the norm. However, flour was heavy to carry in a canoe. Therefore, bannock was often a treat rather than a basic staple of the meal.
Outlying fur trade posts were expected to be self-sufficient in food, including flour. The first wheat field in what would become Saskatchewan was planted in 1754 by French fur traders at Forte a la Corne on the Saskatchewan River east of Prince Albert, now within the James Smith First Nation. No doubt, bannock was the outcome.
Follow this link to Amy Jo Ehman's Blog where she has the recipe and some more interesting facts about Bannock and its heritage.