Recipe: Bannocks | Scottish Girdle Oatcakes

Griddle Scones from 2002

So easy to make, so delicious, good weekend food.

I want to try these on the BBQ!

Bannocks (Scottish Girdle Oatcakes)

Leave out the sugar and fruit, and serve with relish and cheese. Yum!

200 g medium ground oatmeal 25 g plain flour 0.5 tspn salt
0.5 tspn baking powder 50 g butter 50 g caster sugar
75 -90 ml hot water 50 g currants

Heat and prepare a girdle or heavy based frying pan. Place oatmeal, flour, salt, sugar and baking powder in a bowl and rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in the dried fruit. Add the water a tablespoon at a time until a soft dough forms.

Turn onto a board scattered with oatmeal, and knead lightly. Roll dough to 6mm thick and cut into squares, rounds or wedges. Bake on a griddle for 5 minutes, turn and bake a further 5 minutes.

Serve with lashings of butter and home made jam.

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15 Comments Add yours

  1. These look great. How do you grind your oatmeal flour though. Does it work just in a blender.

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    1. Ganga108 says:

      You can buy oatmeal flour, Elizabeth. Try good organic shops or health shops. Failing that, yes, make your own in a blender, food processor or sometimes I use my spice grinder for small amounts.

      Have a look at this: http://simplescratchcooking.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/homemade-oat-flour/

      PS. I looked in the organic shop today and they had ground oat meal. That would be perfect.

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