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Luski (Mi'kmaq bread)

Luski is a traditional Mi’kmaq bread best enjoyed with friends and family by an open fire in the great outdoors.

Luski (Mi'kmaq bread)

Origin: Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site
Region: Atlantic (Nova Scotia)
Period: Traditional
Course: Breads and Pancakes


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Luski is a traditional Mi’kmaq bread best enjoyed with friends and family by an open fire in the great outdoors. Luski-making is considered an art because modern-day cooking measurements are generally not used, and perfection is only achieved with practice over time. Among the Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia, the skill of making Luski has been passed down from generation to generation. The secret ingredient for the best Luski is a Mi’kmaq grandmother’s love and attention!

Luski (Mi'kmaq bread)

Ingredients:

  • 5 cups | 880 g flour
  • 4 tsp | 18 g baking powder
  • 1 tsp | 5 g salt
  • ½ cup | 125 ml margarine or oil
  • 2½ cups | 600 ml water

Directions:

  • Measure all dry ingredients into a bowl. Add the liquids, mixing to form a soft dough. Roll tightly and pat into a bread pan. Cut in squares with floured knife. Bake in a medium oven (300 °F or 150 ºC) for about 45 minutes.

Credits:

Recipe tested by Chef Steve Price, Algonquin College School of Hospitality and Tourism

This recipe has been passed down through the generations by Mi’kmaq grandmothers.