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Guest Blogger on Chow and Chatter!

Uncategorized | September 28, 2009 | By

I met Rebecca from Chow and Chatter through the UK Food Bloggers Association (UKFBA), Rebecca is a qualified dietician, based in the USA, and her blog is full of interesting information about food and eating as well as delicious recipes. So I was delighted when she asked me to guest on her blog.

For the guest post I made Cranachan a mixture of toasted oatmeal, cream, whisky and raspberries and I’m continuing with another oatmeal recipe because oats are very traditionally Scottish and that is another connection with Rebecca.

Sauty Bannocks 6oz oatmeal

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

1 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon of syrup

1 egg

½ pint milk Mix the dry ingredients. Stir syrup into the milk and add. Soak overnight. Next day add the beaten egg, if too thick more milk may be added. Pour a little on a hot girdle, tilting the girdle to form a thinner round. Fire on both sides. Pile one on top of the other on cooling tray. Cover with a towel.

“Bannock” is an Old English word of Celtic origin. Bannock varieties can be named or differentiated according to various characteristics: the flour or meal from which they are made, whether they are leavened or not, whether they have certain special ingredients, how they are baked or cooked, and the names of rituals or festivals in which they are used. The original bannocks were heavy, flat cakes of unleavened barley or oatmeal dough formed into a round or oval shape, then cooked on a griddle (or girdle, in the Scots language). Most modern bannocks are made with baking powder or baking soda as a leavening agent, giving them a light and airy texture

The dry ingredients

The wet ingredients

on the girdle

Flip it over

Stack on a cooling grid but cover with cloth.

I served them for lunch with sausages and grated mozzarella

and rolled them up, but you can serve them with sweet stuff too.

and don’t worry about the first bannock, it’s probably always going to go wrong lol!

Thanks Rebecca for the opportunity to guest on your blog, oh and by the way ‘Sauty’ means soaked.
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    September 29, 2009

    Congrats on your guest spot, Janice – so richly deserved x

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    September 29, 2009

    Mmm, might have to try these (sans sausage, of course)! Congrats on the guest spot :o)

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    Kitchen Butterfly
    September 29, 2009

    Hi. I've just recovered from a Scottish colleague thrilling me about the Haggis sheep! Nice Cranacan post. Shall try it someday soon!

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    Chow and Chatter
    September 30, 2009

    wow I adore this Janice, I am going to make one for sure thanks again for the post your a star will tweet this one, coming to the UK! first week of nov can't wait Rebecca

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    October 2, 2009

    Congratulation on guesting. Love Rebecca's blog. This is such a nice recipe. Oats are so light and airy when baked. Can't wait to try it.

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    Libby Murphy
    October 6, 2009

    Oh my, I have never heard of these but can't wait to try them. Sounds perfect on a cool crisp day this time of year.
    Happy Twirls

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