Bride’s Bannock is a bannock that ends up similar to shortbread.
It is made from flour, baking powder, sugar, butter, and caraway seeds. All ingredients are mixed, with just enough milk to form a dough. The dough is then formed into a 3/4 inch (2 cm) thick circle. It is then baked on a girdle (sic) or griddle for 5 minutes a side.
Bride’s Bannock is best eaten the same day it is made.
Bride’s Bannock was made for weddings. The bannock would be broken over the bride’s head as she entered her new house.
The caraway seeds are a Scandinavian influence.