Cookbook:Scottish Wheat Bannock Bread
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A recipe from Nova Scotia that is called both Scottish Bannock and Irish Soda Bread.
- 4 cups (950 ml) whole wheat flour
- ½ cup (120 ml) sugar
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1½ cups (360 ml) buttermilk
- 4 tbsp butter, cut into pea-sized cubes
- Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C)
- Combine dry ingredients. Rub in butter until crumbly.
- Mix in buttermilk to make a soft, workable dough. Knead dough briefly.
- Make dough into a disc about 3 inches thick. Cut an X shape in dough with a knife (1 cm or so deep). Transfer to an oiled or parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Bake 350°F (180°C) for 50 to 70 minutes (depends on your oven) until a wood skewer stuck in comes out with no "gooeyness" on it
- Let cool 5 to 10 minutes after taking from the oven, and break apart with your hands into serving-sized chunks.
Notes, tips, and variationsEdit
- Optionally mix in blueberries, raisins or cinnamon to taste.