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Name of Event

Robbie Burns Night

Cuisine From

United Kingdom


Traditional Bread/Cake Recipe


Yield 2 loaves
Preparation time 15- 20 mins
Cooking time 45 mins
Main Ingredient Oats


2 eggs

⅔ cup  molasses or golden syrup

½ cup brown sugar

2 cups buttermilk or yoghurt

2 teaspoons baking soda

3 cups whole wheat flour 

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

½ cup rolled oats

½ to 2 cups nuts or raisins (optional



1 Preheat oven to 350 F

2 In a medium mixing bowl, beat together the eggs, molasses (golden syrup), sugar, and buttermilk. In another bowl, mix all of the dry ingredients - the flour, oatmeal, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

2 Place  the dry ingredients on top of the egg  mixture, and stir gently with a wooden spoon or spatula, just to combine. About half way through the stirring, add the raisins or nuts (optional)

4 Divide batter between two lightly greased regular-sized loaf pans and bake  for 35 - 45 minutes. A cake tester should come out clean.

5 Serve fresh and warm with a little butter, or cold with cream cheese.

6 Can be stored in a fridge for up to one week. Can be frozen