Wednesday, June 1, 2011


There are many versions of bannock but this  selkirk bannock was first introduced in Selkirk market place on 1859. It is a famous Scottish fruit loaf loaded with sultana and mixed peel.

The dough is heavy and won't rise much. The baked texture is more like a yeast cake than a bread and it is best served with your coffee/tea. Since it is easily browned, do watch out after 20 minutes of baking .

Adapted from  here

250g all purpose flour
125g  sultana
 60g   sugar
 60g   butter
 75ml  milk
30g  mixed peel
1 1/2  tsp rapid rise yeast
1/2  TB  milk for glaze
1/2  TB  sugar for glaze
1/4  tsp salt


Warm butter and milk in a pan using low heat or microwave on high until just lukewarm..

In a mixing bowl, combine flour. sugar, salt and yeast. Pour in milk mixture, forms into a soft dough.

Knead until smooth for 5 minutes, transfer onto greased and covered bowl, let rise until double for 1-2 hours.

Turn out dough onto floured board, add in the  sultana and knead again for 5 minutes. Place onto greased loaf and let sit for 1 hour. Preheat the oven @ 180C towards the end of rising time.

Combine sugar and milk, apply them on top. Bake for 25-30  minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.  If the crust turns  brown.too quickly, cover with a piece of  foil.

Cool on pan 10 minutes, transfer onto rack to cool.

Linking to  Yeastspotting 6-3-11  


Federica said...

wowwwwwww che meraviglia!!!complimenti!baci!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

You are an expert when it comes to baking dear. excellent loaf

Hamaree Rasoi

Sunanda said...

Its very nice to know about this dish.. looks perfectly baked one..

Sunanda's Kitchen

Kitchen Boffin said...

lovely cake.. perfectly baked!
thanks for ur kind comment..

julie said...

wow..A new one to me!!thanx for sharing..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Yum, and what a great history, 1859, love the fact :)

Madhura Manoj said...

New to me.Looks yummy!!

Suja said...

New to me,looks so tempting..thanks for sharing..

Priya said...

Quite a new bread for me..looks marvellous..

Sobha Shyam said...

loaf looks very delicious, soft and yummy..perfectly baked.

Swathi said...

Awesome fruit bread, nice to have with tea or as toast.

divya said...

looks super yummy..

Now Serving said...

what a delicious bread dear! love the ingredients that've gone into it!

Suparna said...

This is new to me! looks grabilicious!! easy to bake too...thanks for making baking sound so easy dear :P

Joanne said...

I've actually never heard of bannock but it looks delicious!

Ananda Rajashekar said...

Yet again new baked goodies to know!

Junia said...

looks delicious!! :D

Sarah Naveen said...

You are an awesome baker !!!! looks so delicious..

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Treat & Trick, looks real nice! I guess 3 pieces will do me fine, ha ha.
You are very creative....At least I now know something like this does exist.....
Have fun and keep well.

Mary said...

It looks delicious. I love scones and semi-flatbreads like this. I'd love to have a piece of yours. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Nieza said...

nampak sedap tak pernah mkn lagi ni kak...kreatifla kak ni..:)

Rosita Vargas said...

una maravilla de pan se ve exquisito,cariños y abrazos.

Gloria said...

Look delicious!! gloria

Hayatcemresi said...

Esselamu aleykum,
üzümlü ekmek nefis görünüyor,eline sağlık,
happy fridays.

Deepti said...

Thanks for such a lovely loaf recipe

Tina said...

I have never heard of it before, but it does look delicious. I even like the sugar/milk glaze you put on top. Have a wonderful weekend!

Tiffany said...

This must have smelled great coming from the oven!

Plateful said...

The name sounds exotic but the recipe similar to our fruit bread -- one of my favorite for tea time munching!


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