Well, the world's gone upside down ..
We're all cooped up inside, allowed out once a day and there's nee stotties left!
So here's a quick and easy traditional stottie recipe for you to make at home while we're all in lockdown. They don't take too much work and are great fun to make with the kids.
They take a bit of elbow grease mind, as you need to knead the dough for 10-15 minutes. This is a traditional recipe which you might find a little tougher than some of the store-bought versions, but it's a really tasty loaf!
The term comes from our local word 'Stott' which means bouncy, so you can understand why it's a bit more doughy. Anyhoo, less chattin' and more snackin'.


600 g strong white flour
Tsp salt 14 g
Fast action yeast
Tsp sugar
1/2 tsp white pepper
125 ml milk
175ml water Mixed and warmed


Mix the flour salt, sugar, pepper and yeast.
Add water/milk and mix well
Knead the dough for 10-15 until forms a single smooth ball.
Cover and leave to rest for 1 hour.
Knock the dough down and split into two balls.
Roll into even disks between 25-30cm.
Cover and leave for 10 minutes.
Prick with a fork several times and push an indent into the middle with your finger.
Bake at 180 degrees C for 20 minutes, or until crisp and starting to brown.
Enjoy best fresh out the oven!!