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Chippewa Bannock

This bread keeps well and packs well.


  • 1 1/2 cups cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup or honey)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons vegetable oil (for frying)


  1. Combine cornmeal, water, oil, syrup and salt.
  2. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat.
  3. Drop the batter by tablespoons into the hot oil. Flatten with a spatula and fry cakes until they are crisp and browned on both sides. Add more oil as needed.