Courtesy of ‘Linnmhor House’ Strathpeffer.
Irish Oatmeal Bread
6oz Wholemeal Flour. 5oz Pinhead Oatmeal, a teaspoon soft brown sugar, a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda, teaspoon of salt.
Mix the dry ingredients then add one egg, a half pint of buttermilk (we’ve used a mix of beer!! milk or even yoghurt).
Bake for 40 minutes at 170 fan oven (190 normal oven).
The mix is wet that’s no problem, butter the loaf tin to make it easier to extract, good luck.
This recipe was requested by my good friend Julia in Inverness, previously a resident of Eilean Tighe, Raasay and our best supporter.
To-day Lorraine made one of these loaves to go with the Cullen Skink, that was the easy dinner because we had a Monday ferry. Kevin and Pam were over with a load of timber and to pick up Alan who was doing his Woodland Survey Work.
It was handy to get the timber over and good of P&K to deliver. We’ll use it to shore up the ruin that Mike stabilised and the new summer house. We’re looking forward to making a start hopefully next week. In the meantime we had a bit of larder work to do before we got ready for a trip to Inverness. we were going tonight but it was a bit too breezy. I pulled a muscle weeks ago and it will not repair. So 4 hours of cutting up a carcase was quite pleasant as the sun came out and brightened up the day. We were interrupted by two French Yachties looking for venison and fish, later 3 more came ashore, their first time on Rona and they were very cheery, I think the sun helped. Later we tidied up and froze down our half days work. First thing tomorrow early start fingers crossed for a calm day.