Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Imbolc Bannock Bread

The Scots made an unleavened oat cake cooked in a skillet called a bannock. For each holy day (holiday) they had a different recipe. Here is one for Imbolc - the festival of light.

1 1/2 C Flour

2 C Rolled oats

1/2 C Sugar

4 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 C raisins

1 egg

1/2 C butter, melted

1/3 C buttermilk

Mix flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, salt and raisins together. Make a well in the center. In a separate bowl whip eggs, butter and buttermilk. Add to the dry ingredients and stir until a batter is formed. Scrape onto a well floured surface and knead lightly. Shape into a ball, then place on a greased baking sheet. Mark a Bridget's cross in the center using a sharp knife. Bake @ 425 for 15 minutes.


Unknown said...

Yum! I am going to make this for my groups celebration! Thank you!

Unknown said...

I have to tell you, I made this for my groups Imbolc celebrations and it was a BIG hit!!
Thank you

Stop by for a Spell said...

Thanks for the comments! I am so glad your group enjoyed the Imbolc Bannock Bread!