Baked on a griddle, this traditional Scottish cake is usually made of Barley meal and Oatmeal. Bannocks are sometimes flavored with almonds and orange peel and are particularly popular at breakfast and high-tea.
Ingredients: (For 8 Serves)
- 250g Self-Raising Flour
- 90g Butter, cubed
- 1tsp Salt
- 1½ tbsp Caster Sugar
- 200ml Milk
- 1 egg, beaten
- Preheat the oven to 180C (fan) and prepare a baking sheet with baking paper.
- Rub together the flour and butter in a large bowl until you get a breadcrumb-like consistency.
- Add the salt and sugar to the mixture and stir.
- Slowly add the milk to the mixture as you continue stirring. Combine well until you get a sticky dough.
- Turn out the dough onto a floured surface and with floured hands carefully shape into a flat-ish dome shape.
- Take a knife and score into 8 wedges going at least halfway into the dough.
- Place the dough onto the baking sheet and give it a light brush with the beaten egg.
- Bake for 20-30 minutes, depending on your oven. Remove when it is a deep golden colour.
- Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before serving.
- Optional extras: You could add a sprinkle of cheese and dried herbs to make this a savoury bannock. Or stir in some currants, raisins or dried fruit.
(Recipe’s copied from http://www.rosalilium.com/2015/01/recipe-bannock/)