bannock

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From Old English bannuc, Gaelic bannach.

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bannock (usually uncountable, plural bannocks)

  1. (especially Scotland, Northern England) An unleavened bread made with barley, wheat, or oatmeal.
  2. (Canada) A biscuit bread made of wheat flour or cornmeal, fat, and sometimes baking powder, typically baked over a fire, wrapped around a stick or in a pan.
    • 1941, Emily Carr, chapter 8, in Klee Wyck[1]:
      “The boats are coming!” The cry rang through the village. Women left their bannock-baking, their basketweaving and hurried to the shore.
    • 2007, Gail Anderson-Dargatz, Turtle Valley, Vintage Canada, ISBN 9780676978865, p. 54,
      My father’s bannock was nothing but lard, flour, salt, and baking powder patted into big rounds and cooked on sticks over a campfire.

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