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By F. Marian McNeill

Published 2015

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  • oatmeal
  • fat or dripping
  • baking-soda
  • salt
  • hot water


Four special implements are used for baking oatcakes—the spurtle, or porridge-stick, for stirring the mixture; a notched bannock-stick, or rolling-pin, which leaves a criss-cross pattern on the upper side; the spathe, a heart-shaped implement with a long handle, made of iron, used for transferring the cakes from board to girdle; and the banna-rack, or toaster.