For me, I can be weel content,
To eat my bannock on the bent,
And kitchen’t wi’ fresh air;
O’ lang kail I can mak’ a feast,
And cantily baud up my crest
And laugh at dishes rare.
– Allan Ramsay, 1686 – 1758, Scottish Makar (poet).
In Scotland a bannock is a type or bread or cake, which can sometimes resemble a scone, a tea cake or an oatcake. The recipes differ in each region. It is essentially a type of round flat bread cut into wedges.