Beltane Bannocks

Preparation info

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

The Scots Kitchen

By F. Marian McNeill

Published 2015

  • About

Method

Oatcakes, prepared in a special way were used from time immemorial, in the rites of Beltane (May 1st, O. S.). Pennant (1769) writes: ‘Everyone takes a cake of oatmeal, upon which are raised nine square knobs, each dedicated to some particular being, the supposed preserver of their flocks and herds, or to some particular animal,