Stottie Cakes for Finlay

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Yummy

Stottie Cakes for Finlay

Just making these Finlay and thought you might like the recipe. Depending on where you come from in the country they are also called Barm Cakes, Oven Bottoms. But basically soft bread rolls suitable for Beefburgers or just lovely for picnics stuffed with your favourite fillings.


STOTTIE CAKE....

Ingredients:

800g strong plain flour
15g salt
35g lard or margarine
11g dried yeast
7g sugar
500ml of tepid water and milk - (not too hot)

The quantity of the liquid differs according to the elasticity of the dough, it has to be firm but pliable, not too stiff. Remember you can add more in, but if it is too thin just add a little more flour

Preparation:

1. Mix the flour and salt together and rub in the margarine.

2. Mix the yeast and sugar into the liquid, stirring until the yeast dissolves leave somewhere warm until the mixture is frothing.

3. Make a little hole in the centre of the flour mix and add the milk/water stirring with your hands working into a firm dough.

4. Knead well until the dough is smooth and shiny. If the dough is a little soft more flour may be added, (up to 2 oz.), but it is difficult to add liquid if the dough is too firm so just sprinkle the extra flour if needed.

5. Turn dough out onto a floured board and knead until the dough is no longer sticky and is smooth and shiny.

6. Lightly grease a dish and place dough in it, cover with lightly oiled cling film and a tea-towel and leave to rise in a warm place until it is twice the size, or you could put it in a large plastic bag.

7. When risen, turn onto floured board and knead lightly to let out the air and to make the dough pliable again.

Roll the dough out to around &"189; inch thickness. Cut the dough to the size of the Stotties you want. I use a dimpled pint pot, but if you don’t have one anything that is around 4 to 5 inches
After rolling it out to the size and depth you want, with a fork make a few stabs, (not too many) place them on a baking sheet to rise again until risen to about twice the size, don’t worry if they are touching they will easily pull apart when cooled. Shake a little flour over them just before you put them in the oven and place near the top of the oven.

Bake at 425°F or gas 220°C. for 12 to 15 minutes.

It may take a little longer but don't leave in too long you want them to be a paler colour than your normal loaves or crusty cobs. Test with a toothpick - if it comes out clean - they're done!

I will put them on my profile, but just a bit busy at the mo, so thought I would paste it on .

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Finlay

Thanks, 1 question tho

Ta, why prick with the fork after proving?

Separately have u ever used dough improver ? saw an add re Doves

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Yummy

Stottie Cakes for Finlay

"Ta, why prick with the fork after proving?

Separately have u ever used dough improver ? saw an add re Doves"

No idea :0) Think it is just a mark they have always used in the North East. It doesn't make any difference as normally it just "rises out" to be honest.

Never used the improver, but a lot of peeps on here have, perhaps they will dip in and explain how it works.

Hope you try them, from the dough today I made 8 stottie cakes, 2 quartered rounds and a loaf. Turned out really well, lovely and light.

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Linzechris

Stottie Cakes

Hi Yummy, I thought these sounded nice but the silly buttons keep printing the wrong thing with numbers and characters so could you please let us have the thickness and temperature again please as it's gone weird! I think it could be two hundred and twenty centigrade but just want to make sure as that does seem quite hot but have no idea really! x

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Yummy

Temps and times for Stottie Cakes

"Hi Yummy, I thought these sounded nice but the silly buttons keep printing the wrong thing with numbers and characters so could you please let us have the thickness and temperature again please as it's gone weird! I think it could be two hundred and twenty centigrade but just want to make sure as that does seem quite hot but have no idea really! x"

I have a fan oven Linzechris so I put it at 200c, normal 220c and time them for 10 mins, if they look a little bit pale then give them another couple of mins, but they shouldn't be too well done .

 
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