Adjust the heat when cooking the bannock so they cook evenly all the way through (you may have to lower it slightly). You can adjust the size as needed.
4 cups unbleached flour
3 tbsp baking powder
4 tbsp sugar
2 tsp salt
2 to 3 cups cold water as needed
Heat enough vegetable oil to reach 1/4-inch depth in a frying pan over medium heat.
Sift together dry ingredients. Stir in enough water to form sticky dough.
Ladle a scant cup of bannock dough into the hot oil in round circles about 4 inches wide. Fry patties until golden brown on each side and puffed up, about 2 to 3 minutes per side.
Remove to a rack and repeat with remaining dough.