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Scottish Pitcaithly Bannocks Recipe

The official definition of bannock is a round flat unsweetened cake made from oatmeal or barley and baked on a griddle. This recipe is made with candied lemon and orange peel. Bannocks is very similar to shortbread.

Adapted from Traditional Scottish Recipes by George L Thomson.

Prep: 10 minutes | Cook: 30 minutes | Serves: 12

Candied orange, lemon peel bannocks recipes


  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 1 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup mixed peel (I used a mix of candied lemon and orange peel)
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds


  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F. Grease two 8 or 9 inch round baking pans.
  2. Knead well all the ingredients. No moistening required.
  3. Press into the prepared baking dish and decorate the edges with the finger or end of a soup spoon.
  4. Prick all over and bake at 300°F for about half an hour.

I found a copy of this beautifully handwritten little cookbook at my local library. You can see the original recipe below.
rice flour, mixed peel, almonds

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