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Monday, 20 August 2007

Best Scottish Food, Orkney Broonie

Best Scottish food, Orkney Broonie, This delicious cake is rather like a rich gingerbread. It should be made at least a week before it is needed since it is better when left to mature.
8 ounces (225 g) of fine oatmeal.
4 ounces (100 g) of self-raising flour.
4 ounces (100 g) of butter.
A pinch of salt.
4 ounces (100 g) of soft brown sugar.
2 teaspoons of ground ginger.
1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda.
2 ounces (50 g) of treacle.
4 ounces (100 g) of golden syrup.
One egg.
One quarter pint (150 ml) of buttermilk.
Mix the oatmeal and flour in a bowl and rub in the butter.
Add the salt, sugar, ginger and bicarbonate of soda.
Stir in the treacle and golden syrup.
Beat the egg and buttermilk together and add to the mixture.
Grease and line an eight inch (20 cm) square tin and pour the mixture into the tin.
Bake for 30 to 40 minutes.
Oven 350 F, 180 C, Gas Mark 4.

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