Beltane / Beverages


Bannocks are traditional Scottish Beltane fare, dating centuries back. And often paired with a Caudle, also a traditional Beltane drink. Following is a recipe that was taken from Tairis, which is a gaelic polytheistic website


1/2 pt (1 cup) milk

1 tbsp oatmeal

2 beaten eggs

1 tsp sugar or honey


nutmeg or mixed spice

whisky, ale or white wine


1. Heat the milk in a pan with the oatmeal and a pinch of salt. Stir well and bring to the boil, then simmer until it starts to thicken.

2. Stir in the eggs, sugar and spices (added according to taste), and keep simmering for at least five minutes – stir well to make sure the mixture doesn’t burn or stick to the pan.

3. Remove from the pan and add in as much whisky, ale or white wine as you prefer.

4. Serve immediately, either on its own or poured over bannocks or a dessert.

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