Pull-Apart Bannock Bread

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Makes: 8


  1. 3/4 cup (175 mL) cold butter, divided
  2. 3 cloves garlic, minced
  3. 1 tsp (5 mL) dried basil
  4. 1 tsp (5 mL) dried oregano
  5. 2 1/2 cups (625 mL) all-purpose flour
  6. 1 tbsp (15 mL) baking powder
  7. 1 tbsp (15 mL) sugar
  8. approx. 1 1/4 cup (300 mL) milk
  9. 2 tsp (10 mL) vegetable oil
  10. 2 tbsp (30 mL) grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat grill to 400°F (200°C). Melt 1/4 cup (60 mL) butter; mix with garlic, basil, oregano and 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt. Set aside. 
  2. In large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, sugar and remaining 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt. Cube remaining 1/2 cup (125 mL) butter; cut into flour mixture with pastry-blender or rub in with fingertips until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stirring with fork, gradually add just enough milk to moisten mixture (do not overwork). Gently shape 1 tbsp (15 mL) amounts of dough into balls, using up all the dough.
  3. Brush oil in bottom of 10-in. (25-cm) cast-iron skillet. Arrange half the dough balls in single layer in skillet. Brush with reserved butter mixture. Arrange remaining balls in second layer over top; brush with remaining butter mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  4. Place on grill over indirect heat. Close barbecue lid; cook 20 min. or until surface of bannock is firm and edges are golden. Serve warm or at room temperature. 

Tip: Make this in 375F (190C) oven by covering skillet with foil and baking 15 min., then uncovering to bake an additional 20 min.