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Pitcaithly Bannock Recipe

A delicious traditional Shortbread Style Recipe with candied peel and ground almonds.


  • 1 Shortbread mould or a suitable plate or container


  • 120g Butter soft
  • 230g Plain Flour
  • 115g Caster Sugar
  • 30g Ground Almonds
  • 60g Mixed Candied Peel
  • 4tbsp Whole Milk


  • Preheat the oven to 160C (fan oven).
  • Add the butter into a large bowl and seive in the flour. Rub together to create a light bread crumb consistency.
  • Add in the caster sugar, candied peel, ground almonds and mix through well.
  • Pour in the milk a little at a time until you have a soft dough holding together in your hands.
  • Press the mixture lightly into your shortbread mould or other suitable plate or container.
  • Tap out onto a greased baking sheet and bake in the oven for 15-18minutes or until golden brown.