The Winning Recipe from my Campervan Cooking Competition

Hi Everyone,

Here is the winning recipe from my campervan recipe competition – it’s Bannock Bread.

I have to admit I hadn’t heard of it before but, apparently, Bannock is a simple, flat loaf of bread that can be cooked in a pan and bakes up with a texture similar to a scone or biscuit, with a fluffy center that is slightly crumbly. It is wonderful for breakfast spread with some jam or served with a main meal alongside your stew or main dish.

The word “bannock” has Celtic roots, coming from a Latin word that means, quite simply, “baked dough”. Bannock bread originated in Scotland, but a similar one-pan bread was also made by the American Indians as it is substantial food for when you are on the trail.

See History of Bannock Bread

 If you remember, there were just four guidelines for the recipe: – 

1. It can be cooked on one or two gas rings
2. It needs to be easy and take less than 30 mins in total
3. It needs to use 6 or less main ingredients
4. It needs to be reasonably healthy

The winner is Andrew Field from Penrith in the Lake District.  Andrew is a Comms Officer with Penrith Mountain Rescue and he and his family are waiting for their new campervan to arrive at the moment – an Auto-trail Tribute 670. (Not jealous much!)

More info on Autotrail vehicles:

Here is Andrew’s recipe:

This Bannock is cooked in one pan. Put all the ingredients into a ziplock bag before leaving home, then just add the water before you cook to make a thick batter. Pour the batter into the pan and cook until a metal skewer comes out clean


1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 cup chopped nuts, and raisins
Water (about 1 to 1 1/2 cups)

Thank you, Andrew! I am thinking that a savory version would work quite well too by adding some grated cheddar cheese and chopped sundried tomatoes to the batter instead of the sweet ingredients. The variations are endless!

Your copy of Campervan magazine is in the post, Andrew, and I hope you enjoy it.

Take care