• Method

Bride’s Bonn is a traditional shortbread from Shetland which was baked by the mother of the bride and broken over the bride’s head as she entered the marital home after the wedding ceremony. It was intended to bless the marriage with prosperity and fertility.

The story goes that guests would scramble to get a piece of the broken shortbread to put under their pillow that night, as it was supposed to give you sweet dreams. Brilliant!

 

Method:

  1. Preheat your oven to 150C/300F and butter and line a sandwich tin.
  2. Cream your butter and sugar together really well in a bowl with the back of a wooden spoon or in a mixer.
  3. Mix your flour, oats, salt and caraway seeds in a bowl and then add to the creamed butter one tablespoon at a time and mix in well.
  4. Once it comes together, press into a buttered & lined sandwich tin.
  5. Lightly cut eight slices in the dough and place in the oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Rest in the tin for 5 minutes, before allowing it to cool fully on a wire rack.
  7. Then find a bride to hit over the head or simply serve with an afternoon cuppa!

     


     

    ABOUT THE HEBRIDEAN BAKER

    The Hebridean Baker is Coinneach MacLeod from the Isle of Lewis, who describes himself as the ‘Beardy Baking Viking from the Outer Hebrides’.

    Coinneach loves sharing his passion for everything Scottish – and particularly Hebridean – on TikTok where he already has more than 10 million video views and over 130,000 followers. As well as great recipes, you’ll enjoy Gaelic lessons, Gaelic music, and fun and adventures around the Scottish islands with Coinneach, Peter and their West Highland Terrier, Seoras.

    When Coinneach isn’t in the kitchen, he is often found performing either as part of the traditional Gaelic folk group Gillean Challainn or as part of Alba who performed for Scotland at the Eurovision Choir Song Contest in Sweden in 2019.

    Look out for The Hebridean Baker cookbook which will be published mid September. From croft loaf to cranachan chocolate bombs, and oaty apricot cookies to Harris Gin cocktails, there’s something for everyone.

    Pre-order your signed copy.

    You’ll find lots more recipes on the Hebridean Baker website

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