Today is National Indigenous Peoples Day! It’s a day to celebrate the cultural richness and contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Metis people!
Anyone hungry? We have a simple food staple for you to try: fry bread! Never heard of it? It’s usually called “Bannock”! Indigenous communities across Turtle Island (or North America as you might know it) each have their own take. Some use berries, others wild plants, wild rice. Try out this recipe adapted from a traditional Blackfoot recipe.
Here’s how you make it:
1. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
2. Slowly add the water – juuust enough to get everything wet – while mixing it into a big ball of dough.
3. Turn it out onto a floured surface and knead for a minute or two, then split the dough into round discs – about the size and shape of a hockey puck!
4. Fry it in an oiled pan for 3-4 minutes per side, or until golden brown.
Cut up your fry bread while it’s still warm and serve with your favourite jam or wild berries. Enjoy!