Jocasta’s Auld Country Bannocks

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This is recipe ten from the Outlander Kitchen Cookbook.  After the success of the other bannock recipe, I was excited to try this one.  There were a few hiccups, but in the end I think they came out ok.

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For this recipe, you will need:

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1/4 cup whole milk

2 tablespoons butter or lard (or bacon drippings!)

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1 cup coarsley ground rolled oats or pearled barley

whole wheat flour for rolling

Combine the milk, butter and salt in a small saucepan and heat over medium until the butter melts.

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Grind the oats or pearl barley (note: the pearl barley takes way longer to grind than the oats, FYI) and pour them in a large bowl.

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Form a well in the ground oats and pour in the milk and butter.  Stir to form a slightly sticky dough.  If it does not form a dough, add whole wheat flour until it comes together and pulls away from the bowl.

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Transfer the dough to a floured surface and knead a few times, then roll out the dough into an 8-inch circle, about 1/4 inch thick.

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Over medium-low heat, let a cast-iron skillet warm up.  Slice the dough into six to eight pieces and place them in the skillet.  DSC03441

After five minutes, give them a flip.  Some of my pieces required an additional five minutes to cook through.

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These were… pretty bland.  Kind of the same issue as the oatcakes.  I tried to jazz them up with honey, with butter, with cheese, pimento cheese spread, and with meat.  Little Bread Dude liked them with honey.  Mr. Bread Maiden, after returning from a run, inhaled the final few slices plain and with cheese.

I’m not sure I’ll make these again, but I’m glad I did try them.

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