Heritage bannock, a yeast-free bread, featured on D is for Dinner

A recipe for the comfort food bannock, a yeast-free bread, is being shared on this week's edition of D is for Dinner on CBC Radio's All in a Day.

Comfort food to be made at this weekend's ByTown Days celebrating Rideau Canal

Ottawa caterer Anna Cote will share her recipe for heritage bannock, seen here with jam, on CBC Radio's All in a Day. (Photo supplied by Anna Cote)

One of the great Canadian comfort foods is featured on this week's edition of D is for Dinner on CBC Radio's All in a Day.

A recipe for heritage bannock, the yeast-free bread that can be served savoury or sweet, will be shared by caterer Anna Cote.

Cote is preparing bannock for ByTown Days this weekend, which celebrates the heritage of the Rideau Canal. She shared her recipe with us below.



  • 3 cups flour.
  • 2 tsp baking powder.
  • 1 tsp sugar.
  • 1/2 tsp salt.
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups water.


  1. Mix dry ingredients together, add water and mix.
  2. For the best fluffiest results, mix as little as possible. Just mix until the water comes together with the dry mix and it still looks fluffy.
  3. Oil your pan.
  4. Add mixture and bake in the oven for one hour at 375 F or until golden brown all around.


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