ONE OF FIRST BREADS THAT NATIVE AMERICANS LEARNED TO MAKE WHEN THEY WERE CONFINED TO RESERVATIONS IN THE PRAIRIE STATES. IT IS EASY TO PREPARE,BANNOCK IS A LOWFAT BREAD THAT IS GOOD FOR BREAKFAST WITH A SWEET OR TART BERRY JELLY.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.lightly flour a baking sheet.sift flour,soda,salt together into a mixing bowl,then invert sifter and shake it so that the bran that remains in it falls into the dry ingredients.stir in the buttermilk with a wooden spoon to make a soft dough.
shape dough into a round and place the round on the baking sheet. mark the top of the round in quarters with a sharp serrated knife.lightly oil or spray with cooking spray,a sheet of aluminum foil and cover dough with foil.
Bake bannock for 30 min. remove foil and bake for 10 min more. or until crust has just browned.Remove from the oven to cool on a rack.