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Scottish Baking

By Sue Lawrence

Published 2016

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Baps – or morning rolls as they are often called throughout Scotland – are perfect for breakfast as they are soft, floury and unchallenging as the first food of the day. It is only later on that you feel ready for a well-fired or crusty roll, which is not only noisy to eat, it can also be hard work on the jaws. In Aberdeenshire, morning rolls are called ‘softies’ if they have no flour on them and ‘floury baps’ if they do.

My parents both remember, from their Dundee childhoods, being