Bannocks or Oatcakes are a very traditional part of the Scottish diet.


4 oz (125g) medium oatmeal 2 teaspoons melted butter 2 pinches of bicarbonate of soda Pinch of salt 3/4 tablespoons hot water Additional oatmeal for kneading


Mix the oatmeal, salt and bicarbonate of soda together then pour the melted butter into the centre of the mixture. Stir well, using a wooden spoon then add enough water to make into a stiff paste.

Cover a surface with oatmeal and turn the mixture onto this. Work quickly as the paste is difficult to work if it cools.

Divide into two and roll one half into a ball and knead with hands covered in oatmeal to stop it sticking.

Roll out to around quarter inch thick. Using a small plate as a guide cut a circular oatcake. Cut the circle into quarters and place in a heated pan which has been lightly greased. Cook for about 3 minutes until the edges curl slightly,

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