Bannock [ban-nuhk]

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


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C (fan) and prepare a baking sheet with baking paper.
  2. Rub together the flour and butter in a large bowl until you get a breadcrumb-like consistency.
  3. Add the salt and sugar to the mixture and stir.
  4. Slowly add the milk to the mixture as you continue stirring. Combine well until you get a sticky dough.
  5. Turn out the dough onto a floured surface and with floured hands carefully shape into a flat-ish dome shape.
  6. Take a knife and score into 8 wedges going at least halfway into the dough.
  7. Place the dough onto the baking sheet and give it a light brush with the beaten egg.
  8. Bake for 20-30 minutes, depending on your oven. Remove when it is a deep golden colour.
  9. Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before serving.
  10. 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

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