Bannock has been a northern favourite for centuries. Its ingredients are basic - water, flour, baking soda and lard, plus sugar or salt, depending on whether you want dinner or dessert. Classic bannock has a smoky, almost nutty flavour blended with a buttery taste, while dessert bannock can have flavours resembling a donut or shortbread.
Making bannock is an art that takes years to perfect. Though the recipe may be simple, you'd be astonished at the sheer number of first-timers who've botched their would-be bannock.