1/2 Photos of Selkirk Bannock
1 hr 55 mins
1 hr 30 mins
pattikay in L.A.'s Note:
This bread is from Bernard Clayton's Complete Book of Breads. According to the book, this recipe originated in 1859 from a baker named Robbie Douglas, in the Scottish town of Selkirk, near Edinburgh. Looks like one for raisin lovers! Submitting for Zaar World Tour III - I confess I have not made this one yet, but will try to do so soon.
My Private Note
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- 1Grease 3 round 8 or 9 inch cake pans.
- 2Measure one cup flour into a large mixing bowl and stir in the yeast, salt and hot water and put aside for a moment.
- 3Cream together the butter, lard (or shortening) and sugar in a separate bowl. Thoroughly combine with flour mixture.
- 4Stir in the flour, 1/2 cup at a time, first with a spoon and then by hand as the dough becomes more firm. If using a mixer, begin with the flat beater and replace with the dough hook when the dough gets heavy.
- 5The dough will be buttery and oily, hence won't cling. Add flour sufficient to make a dough that is firm but elastic.
- 7Place the dough on a lightly floured work surface and knead by hand for 2 minutes with a strong push-turn-fold motion, or knead for an equal length of time with the mixer dough hook.
- 8Add the raisins. this is a large measure and it will take a few minutes for the dough to accept them all, but in the meantime, you will be kneading the dough as you work them inches Knead by hand or with the dough hook as you work them inches.
- 9Knead by hand or dough hook for 8 minute, or until all of the raisins are in and the dough is an elastic but firm ball that will hold its shape in a pan.
- 11Divide the dough into 3 parts. Mold each piece into a large round bun and place in a pan.
- 12It should not touch the sides of the pan, but rise up in a gentle curve away from the sides.
- 14cover the pans with wax paper and leave the dough at room temp until risen, about 30 minutes (faster if using rapid rise yeast).
- 15Preheat the oven to 350 degrees 20 minutes before baking.
- 16Bake on the middle shelf of the oven. When tapping the bottom crust yields a hard, hollow sound, the loaves are done, about 1 hour.
- 17if the crust should brown too quickly, cover with a piece of foil or brown sack paper.
- 18Remove the breads from the oven and carefully place on a metal rack to cool.
Nutritional Facts for Selkirk Bannock
Serving Size: 1 (2314 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 2629.2
- Calories from Fat 888
- Total Fat 98.6 g
- Saturated Fat 52.7 g
- Cholesterol 195.1 mg
- Sodium 2026.4 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 434.9 g
- Dietary Fiber 16.2 g
- Sugars 246.6 g
- Protein 28.0 g