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Saskatoon shone yesterday and will continue to shine one more day at the annual Potash Corp Wintershines Festival and although temperatures were in the extreme minuses everyone was enjoying the festivities of the market. On Saturday Ryan Moccasin from the Saulteaux First Nations informed hungry and bundled up marketeers about a First Nations food: bannock. Adults and children huddled around the fire pit cooking bannock and eating this delicious bread.

That hot-out-of-the-fire bannock felt great in my cold hand.

This recipe was handed out at the market:

Wanuskewin Bannock

6 cups flour
2 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
Make hollow in middle of dry ingredients then add:
2 cups water
6 tbsp vegetable oil
Mix well until dough is formed.
Knead until the dough is soft and slightly sticky.
Let sit for 10 minutes then roll onto lightly floured cookie sheet.
Pierce surface of dough with fork in several places.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 - 25 minutes or until golden brown.
Cut into squares and serve.

Afterwards, I went inside the market and listened to the lively tunes of guitarist Don Sawchuk and fiddler James Steele.

Another great day at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market.