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Here are a few of our favourite recipes - we hope you enjoy them.

Wholemeal Bread
1.5 lbs Golspie Mill Organic Strong Wholemeal Bread Flour
1 teasp brown sugar
1.5 teasp salt
1 sachet (easy blend) dried yeast

Place the flour, sugar, salt and dried yeast in a large warmed mixing bowl and add the warm water. Mix with your hands until it has a life of its own and comes away from the sides of the bowl; do not knead but cover and leave it in a warm place to rise for 1 hour. When risen you can now knead gently. Place in an oiled tin and leave for 20 mins before baking in a hot oven (about 200 degrees C. for 30-35 mins).

Using Peasemeal
Traditionally used for making peasemeal brose, (adding meal to boiling milk or water with a knob of butter and seasoning to taste) it has many quick innovative modern uses and can be used as a crispy coating for fish or chicken, adds a lovely flavour to white sauces, and makes very healthy vegetarian pate.

Tomato & Garlic Pate
Mix a tablespoonful of peasemeal with boiling water to form a thick paste, stir in sun-dried tomato puree, a clove of crushed garlic and salt and black pepper to taste. There you have it!
Vary the flavours with chopped herbs like basil or coriander or rosemary, or add a nip with chilli or Tabasco; add pesto, smoked fish, roasted garlic, fresh chillies - the list goes on and on. Great with tacos, toast, crackers or in sandwiches with loads of salad.

Ellie Morrison's Cheesy Fingers
simple recipe which lends itself to experimentation!

Ingredients
4oz (110g) peasemeal
1 pint water or half/half with milk
1oz (25g) strong cheese such as parmesan
seasoning

Method
Boil the liquid in a pan, remove from the heat and stir in the meal until you have a smooth porridge.
Return to a medium heat and continue to beat for about 5 minutes. Add the cheese and season to taste. Pour into a shallow tin and leave in the fridge for an hour to set. Turn out and cut into fingers, brush lightly with oil and grill on both sides until crisp and golden.

Herby cubes
Cook as above, omit cheese and add instead 1 tsp dried oregano. Cool, then cut into cubes, dip in beaten egg and breadcrumbs and shallow fry or grill till browned on all sides. Serve as finger food or with salad as a starter.

Beremeal bannocks
An Orkney favourite - great with a bowl of soup and some mature cheese.

Ingredients
4oz Golspie Mill Beremeal
4oz Golspie Mill Plain wholemeal flour
1tsp Cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
6 fl oz milk (use sour or buttermilk for best results)

Method
Mix dry ingredients in a bowl and make a well in the centre. Add milk and mix until an elastic dough. Roll lightly in rounds of half an inch thick. Place on a hot girdle or bake for 4 mins and turn. Remove from the girdle and place on a wire rack covering with a dry cloth.

Brian Lamb's Sourdough Rye Bread
To make a small loaf, first of all make the sourdough starter: Add a small sachet of dried yeast to 150ml of lukewarm water and stir in a desert spoon of sugar. After the liquid starts to bubble slowly add some of it to 250g (2 cup measures) organic rye flour, sufficient to make a thick paste. Leave this covered in a glass bowl in the fridge for three days when it will achieve a sour odour.

The loaf:
500g (4 cups) Golspie Mill Organic Rye Flour
1 cup of the sourdough starter
1 tablespoon olive oil
pinch of salt

Rub in all the ingredients or better still mix in a food processor. Take 300ml tepid water and add a sachet of dried yeast plus a desrt spoon of sugaeand when the liquid bubbles, slowly add most of it to the rye flour blend until a dough results. Knead into a ball and place in a bowl and cover with a damp cloth. After a few hours when the dough has risen, knead it again and press into a greased baking tin. After a second rise, bake in a hot oven for about 45 mins.

Recharge the sourdough starter by adding a cup of flour and any remaining fermeted liquid left over from the bread making recipe to make a thin dough. The starter will last as long as you continue to make bread.

Clapshot and drams - recipes of the North. An excellent guide to Scottish traditional cooking
http://website.lineone.net/~bill.deans/intro.htm

Recipes from Shetland - from the children of Scalloway Junior High School

Beremeal bannocks
www.scalloway.shetland.sch.uk/beremeal_bannocks.htm

Beremeal girdle scones
www.scalloway.shetland.sch.uk/beremeal_girdle_scones.htm

Some more Scottish recipes from freelance food writer Catherine Brown
www.foodinscotland.co.uk/recipes.html

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