There's a lot of debate in Shetland about what makes the perfect bannock. Should it be cooked inside the oven or on top? Should it be well worked or hardly kneaded? Many Shetlanders have their own secret technique or ingredient. This recipe from 1925 is taken from Cookery For Northern Wives - a classic Shetland cookery book - and is as straightforward as can be! If you would like to buy your own copy of Cookery For Northern Wives, it's available here .
The pictures above show Mina Flaws demonstrating her own recipe for bannocks at last year's Taste of Shetland Festival . Whichever way you make your bannocks, we hope they are really tasty!