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Luskini’kin (Bannock)

There are as many versions of bannock as there are names for this type of unleavened bread. Luskini’kin is a traditional Mi'kmaq quick bread known as Luski for short and Four Cent Bread when pan-fried in oil.

Prep Time: 5 minutes I Baking Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. brown sugar
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 tbsp. vinegar

Directions:

  • Mix dry ingredients together and then rub in shortening until mealy.
  • Add vinegar to milk, then add to dry ingredients until a soft dough forms.
  • Pat out even into a cast iron frying pan. Score the top with a knife.
  • Bake 375˚F oven for 30 minutes.

Recipe and image credit: Farmer's Bank of Rustico & Doucet House

You may also enjoy a related Authentic Island Experience

Check out two unique experiences for hands-on instruction to make and cook bannock - either in an outdoor sandstone bread oven at the Farmers' Bank with their Experiential Traditional Acadian Meal or learn to cook in the sand on Lennox Island with Bannock and Clams.

Oven-fresh bannock sits on hearth of outdoor clay oven, Farmers' Bank, PEI