The Marymas Bannock

This is a very traditional type of bannock and can be cooked outside on a pan or griddle over a fire or barbecue.

1 cup (1/4 lb.) (125 g) medium oatmeal

2 teaspoons melted butter

Pinch of bicarbonate of soda

Pinch of salt

1/4 cup warm water

Mix the oatmeal, salt, and bicarbonate of soda in a basin and stir in the melted butter. Add enough of the water to make a stiff paste. Roll into a ball and knead on a breadboard lightly dusted with oatmeal. Roll the dough out to 1/4 inch in thickness and trim to a circle using a plate. Sprinkle with a little oatmeal and cut into quarters. Cook on a warm lightly oiled griddle until the edges begin to curl. Flip the bannock over and cook the over side. Can be served hot or cold.

© Anna Franklin, The Hearth Witch’s Ritual Year, Llewellyn, 2021


Author: annafranklinblog

Anna Franklin is the High Priestess of the Hearth of Arianrhod, which runs teaching circles, a working coven, and the annual Mercian Gathering, a Pagan camp which raises money for charity. She regularly speaks at conferences, moots and workshops around the country. She is the author of many books on witchcraft and Paganism, including the popular Pagan Ways Tarot, Sacred Circle Tarot, The Fairy Ring, Herb Craft, Magical Incenses and Oils, Personal Power, A Romantic Guide to Handfasting, Familiars, The Oracle of the Goddess, Hearth Witch, The Path of the Shaman and The Hearth Witch’s Compendium. Anna’s books have been translated into nine languages.

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