True Highlands Blog
The name “Bridie” has two possible origins. One is that the name comes from Maggie Bridie of Glamis who sold them at Buttermarket and the other is that the horseshoe shape made them lucky to serve at weddings and took the name from the bride.
Oatcakes are incredibly versatile. Whether you like them with stovies butter, cheese or jam, they are great at any time of day. Here’s a fabulous recipe which you’ll want to do again…and again…..and again!
For those of you who don’t know the culinary traditions of North-east Scotland, the buttery, also known as a rowie, is an individually sized flat bread made of flour, yeast, salt and a huge amount of whipped lard. It is eaten usually at breakfast. Some consumers, with little regard for their hearts, spread this already highly calorific treat with liberal smears of butter, often topped with jam or cheese.