Recipe by Karen Cooke
"There are many versions of bannock in the U.K. This one is supposedly the first bannock ever made by bakery owner Robbie Douglas in 1859. It is said that Queen Victoria would have nothing else with her tea."
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1 (.25 ounce) package
2 1/2 cups
Great bread; at first the crust seems rock hard, but then you bite into it and it crumbles into flakey bits and the inside is moist. In a word, awsome bread(ok, so it's two words)
Upon first viewing this recipe, I saw that this was one creation of which I would like to make, though I must admit that I was very overwhelmed by the amount of ingredients and time that it would take to make it. Minutes, no, hours passed, and low and behold, here in my very own hands I held, yes, I, that is me, Guido, I, Guido, held my very own Selkirk Bannock! For the flavor I added little cherry-tomatoes as eyes and a pecan as a puckered lip (hehe, made me laugh to look at him). Anyhow, I later cut a piece of him with my favorite knife (which I like to call the "Galleto"), brought it to my lips, and touched it to my tongue. The flavor was of vinegar; the flavor was of salt; the flavor was of pure white sugar which I ground from the cane this morning; the flavor... was beautiful! I can verily understand why the Queen would have but nothing else with her tea!
Crusty on the outside, tender and sweet on the inside. I thought the raisins would be overwhelming, but they were delicious. I omitted the egg yolk glaze because I was low on eggs, but it was just fine without.
Delicious! Try it with some melted butter and cinnamon mixed with sugar and it tasted just like Canadian beaver tails!!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 81
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