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Ardentinny drop bannocks

1 egg
a pinch of salt
1 pint milk
1/4 tsp baking soda
Beat the egg in a large bowl and stir in the milk.
Mix in the baking soda, salt, and enough oatmeal to make a dropping batter.
Now put the mixture in a jug.
Rub the girdle...or frying pan, with fat and pour batter into small rounds.
Cook over a moderate heat until bubbles form on the surface, then turn and cook on the other side.
Serve spread with butter and honey.

Pitcaithly bannocks

4ozs butter
a pinch of salt
3ozs castor sugar
1 oz mixed peel or orange peel
6oz plain flour
1oz finely chopped blanched
1 oz rice flour
almonds or ground rice
cream butter and sugar thoroughly.
Work in the flours and salt, then add the chopped mixed peel and almonds.
Make into a cake about 1inch thick.
Pinch the ends with finger and thumb.
Place on a greased baking tray lined with greaseproof paper.
Prick all over with a fork and bake in a moderate oven (350F to 375F) for 30 to 35 mins
cool on a wire rack.

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