Hello and welcome to Romance Recipes where I am happy to introduce you to a new author and a new recipe! Two of my favorite things! Today I am bringing you author, Nancy Lee Badger, and her recipe for Scottish Bannock (Oatcakes) along with an introduction to her Scottish time travel, My Reluctant Highlander, part of the When Love Conquers Time box set. Please join me in welcoming Nancy and savor her recipe for oatcakes as you read about her new book!
Bannock, also called Oatcakes, was to ancient Scottish Highlanders what bread is to modern day folk. No wheat? No yeast? No problem! There are dozens of ancient and modern recipes, and various ways to cook them, so I will share the simplest I know.
4 oz. (125g) medium oatmeal (I mixed small with quick oats this time)
2 teaspoons melted fat (bacon fat, if available)
2 pinches bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
Pinch of salt
3/4 Tablespoon hot water
*Preheat oven to 375F/190C/Gas5.
Mix the oatmeal, salt, and soda and pour the fat into the center. Stir well (I used my Scottish Spurtle stick) and add enough water to make a stiff paste. Cover a dry flat surface in oatmeal. Place mixture on board, divide into two sections, and work fast. With hands covered in dry oatmeal, make into two balls, then roll into a circle about a1/4 inch thick. Place on foil on a baking sheet (I sprayed the foil with cooking spray and used a pancake turner to move them carefully to the foil) and bake about 30 minutes, until brown on the edges. To add some flavor, I drizzle honey over the finished oatcake. Enjoy!
Blurbs for When Love Conquers Time:
MY RELUCTANT HIGHLANDER by Nancy Lee Badger
Skye Gunn could not prevent her husband’s death, and will risk everything to defeat the sorcerer she blames. When he attacks her nephew, she is taken, instead. She escapes by plunging into the North Sea, and a spell takes her back to the future, to Jake. The woman who haunted his dreams since she blackmailed him into traveling back in time falls from the sky, beaten and bloody. He must trust her as they return to ancient Scotland. To survive, he and Skye must dare to love in the time they have.
MORAG’S TEARS (Celtic Storm Series Book 5) by Ria Cantrell
Step back in time to the beautiful Highlands of Scotland in the 14th century. Come and sit with us by the warm peat fire as Morag, the much loved character from Ria Cantrell’s bestselling Celtic Storm series tells the story of her life. From a child, gifted in the ancient ways, to a beautiful young woman in love, Morag weaves her rich tapestry of tales. She is a mystical seer, healer, manipulator of time and chatelaine to the clan MacCollum. You will feel as if you are walking alongside her on her life’s journey. Share her tears of joy as well as a few sad ones, as she recounts the triumphs and tribulations of a long life filled with love in its many guises.
SEA PANTHER by Dawn Marie Hamilton
Can love mend a fractured soul? After evading arrest for Jacobite activities, Scottish nobleman Robert MacLachlan turns privateer. A Caribbean Voodoo priestess curses him to an eternal existence as a vampire shifter torn between the dual natures of a Florida panther and an immortal blood-thirsting man. For centuries, he seeks to reverse the black magic whilst maintaining his honor. Cruising the twenty-first century Atlantic, he becomes shorthanded to sail his 90-foot yacht, Sea Panther. The last thing he wants is a female crewmember and the call of her blood. Although she swore never to sail again after her father died in a sailing accident, Kimberly Scot answers the captain’s crew wanted ad to escape a hit man. She’s lost everything, her fiancé, her job, and most of her money, along with money belonging to her ex-clients. A taste of Kimberly’s blood convinces Robert she is the one woman who can claim the panther’s heart. To break the curse, they travel back in time to where it all began—Jamaica 1715.
REFLECTIONS OF LOVE by Paul A. Crust As a result of a head injury suffered in the Gulf War, antiques dealer, Jason Hobbs is the victim of total amnesia. After investing a great deal of time and money trying to unlock his past, he has resigned himself to the fact that he may never fully know his own true identity. Life goes on and in the course of his business Jason acquires an old dresser with an oval mirror among a shipment of antique pieces from England. That same evening, strange images start to appear, reflected in the old mirror, and the mournful sound of a woman weeping can be heard, echoing through the night air. As he searches for answers to the mysterious events which began the day the dresser came into his possession, the past and present collide, bringing events from World War 1 crashing to his doorstep. A shocking revelation will rock his world, changing his perception of who he really is.
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More About the Cook/Author:
Award-winning author, Nancy Lee Badger, loves chocolate-chip shortbread, wool plaids wrapped around the trim waist of a Scottish Highlander, the clang of broadswords, and the sound of bagpipes in the air. After growing up in Huntington, New York, and raising two handsome sons in New Hampshire, she moved to North Carolina where she writes full-time. A former EMT, volunteer firefighter, and 911 Dispatcher, Nancy writes about kilted Highlanders, heart-broken dragons, and romantic thrillers and is a member of Romance Writers of America, Heart of Carolina Romance Writers, Fantasy-Futuristic & Paranormal Romance Writers, Triangle Association of Freelancers, and the Celtic Heart Romance Writers.
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Scotland pamphlet, Recipe Cards, Butterscotch Candies,
Highland Cow stickers, and bookmark
Giveaway Ends April 20th
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