What is Bannock?
Bannock is a simple bread, leavened with baking powder rather than yeast, similar to a scone.
There are many ways to enjoy Bannock.
It is delicious with butter, jam, peanut butter and makes excellent garlic “Bannock” toast to serve with your favorite salad or pasta.
Bannock is often associated throughout North America as a First Nations (Native American), Métis and Inuit cuisine. However, the word “Bannock” comes from the Northern and Scottish dialects. It was first referred to as “bannuc” in early writings to the 8th century. It historic use was primarily in Ireland, Scotland and Northern England. In Scotland, before the 19th century, bannocks were cooked on a bannock stane (Scots for stone), a large, flat, rounded piece of sandstone, placed directly onto a fire, used as a cooking surface.
It is believed that Scottish fur traders called Selkirk introduced Bannock to the Indigenous people of North America during the 18th and 19th centuries. The Scots cooked it in a griddle called a bannock stone, which they placed on the floor before a fire. Bannock soon became as a staple in the diets of early settlers and fur traders. Today, most often, Bannock is baked in an oven, or deep –fried (fry bread).
Even though Bannock is a simply recipe, many people do not have the time or effort to make it. Trying to make it the same each time can be daunting. Like most foods in this modern time convenience is important. Most people go to the store to buy their bread, although they may make it occasionally, buying at the store is convenient, the same for pizza and other foods.
The Bannock Factory has replicated the traditional taste of Bannock and has developed a convenient way for customers to truly enjoy this delicious comfort food.
“Bannock in a Box”, the name may sound funny but that is what it is, Bannock in a Box!
The Bannock Factory’s “Bannock in a Box” is available to you as a frozen food product, 6 pieces per box, as pre-baked mini pieces of Bannock.
All you have to do is microwave for approximately 40 seconds (may also be heated in an oven) to enjoy a nice hot piece of delicious Bannock.
The product is also available in institutional boxes of 72 pieces, ideal for restaurants, caterers etc.
“Bannock in a Box” was a hit at the Métis Conference & Trade Show, where Manitoba Métis President David Chartrand tasted this Bannock, and was amazed how great it tasted.
(Anthony Faraci, Phil Faraci, Manitoba Metis Federation President David Chartrand, Ted Bozyk)
“The Bannock Factory” food trailer, operated by Faraci Foods, was also a huge hit in Winnipeg and Manitoba serving up traditional Bannock, Bannock Burgers, Bannock Dogs and Bannock Sandwiches!
Where to buy “Bannock in a Box”?
We are pleased to announce that “Bannock in a Box” by Faraci Foods is now available at participating locations from Jasper, Alberta to Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Gimli Fish Market
Red River Co-op
Harvest Bakery & Deli
DeLucas – Local & Fresh – TGP’s
Walia’s Gas & Carwash
The concept behind The Bannock Factory’s “Bannock in a Box” is that we wanted to create traditional comfort foods that are convenient for our customers to enjoy… “Tradition Made Simple”.
“Pre-baked and ready to eat, a convenient way to enjoy a traditional treat”
Conveniently located in the freezer section.
The Bannock Factory is a product line that is produced by Faraci Foods in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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