2. Selkirk Bannock

Preparation info
  • Makes


    large bannock
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Scottish Baking

By Sue Lawrence

Published 2016

  • About

Reputedly a favourite teatime treat of Queen Victoria, this rich fruited sweet bread is a speciality of the Borders, having originated in the town of Selkirk as a means of using up spare bread dough. Selkirk bannock lookalikes are now made by bakers in other Border towns, such as Galashiels, Hawick and Kelso. Bakers nowadays do not, of course, make them as a means of using up a batch of basic dough by enriching with butter, sugar and sultanas, but it is interesting to read