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Traditional Bannocks Recipe

A traditional Scottish recipe of an unleavened oat bread, typically cooked on an iron griddle or skillet. Yet another way to get your oats!

Posted by: pip phillips




15 - 30 mins

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Baking Savoury
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You will need

225g wholemeal bread flour More products
110g self raising flour More products
120g rolled oats More products
2 tbsp caster sugar More products
2 tsp baking powder More products
1/2 tsp salt More products
2 tbsp melted butter Available only in our Edinburgh shops More products
180ml buttermilk OR Available only in our Edinburgh shops More products
180ml water

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  • Add all the dry ingredients to a bowl and stir together.
  • Add the melted butter, and half the water or buttermilk and stir.
  • Now add the remaining liquid a little at a time until the flour comes together into a stiff dough.
  • Pat into a rough circle and either bake on a greased baking sheet in an oven pre-heated to 200°C for about 25 minutes until well browned.
  • Alternatively place on an iron griddle or in a dry skillet on medium heat and cook for about 10 minutes per side.
  • Allow to cool a little, cut into segments and serve.

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