Bannock | Scottish Girdle/ Griddle Oatcakes

Bannock, or Scottish Girdle (aka Griddle) Bread, is cooked in on a griddle or in a skillet from a simple dough. They can be cooked on the stove, on the BBQ or on a campfire! It is similar to a griddle baked scone – it has a fluffy centre that is slightly crumbly – and is best eaten with lashings of butter and jam. It can be cooked cut into circles, squares, wedges or left as a whole “bread”.

The word bannock comes from a Latin word that means “baked dough”. It originated in Scotland, where it was first made as a quite heavy and dense loaf with a barley or oatmeal dough and no leavening. As leavening agents were introduced, they began to be added to these skillet breads, making them fluffier. We keep somewhat traditional and make them with oatmeal and a little plain flour, but you will find modern recipes that use only flour.

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

Similar recipes include Griddle Scones, Singin’ Hinny, and Home Made Crumpets.

Browse all of our Oat recipes and all of our Griddle cooking recipes . Or explore our Late Winter recipes.

This is a vegetarian recipe from our first blog which was in existence from 1995 – 2006. You can browse other recipes from this blog in our Retro Recipes series.

Continue reading “Bannock | Scottish Girdle/ Griddle Oatcakes”

Oatmeal Crackers | Oatcakes | Egg Free

Crackers for a special treat.

Oatmeal crackers are a great base for cheeses, chutneys, tangy spreads. They are especially delicious with celtic sea salt sprinkled over the top.

You might like to also try Wholemeal Bran Biscuits, Lemony Pepper Crackers, Galletti, Buttery ANZAC Biscuit, Porridge, English Crumpets, and Stove Top Scones.

Browse our other snack recipes and other Oats recipes. You might be interested in our British/English recipes here. Or find inspiration in our Mid Spring recipes.

Continue reading “Oatmeal Crackers | Oatcakes | Egg Free”