Handmade Oatcakes and Shortbread from Fife, Scotland
In days gone by, the working folk of Scotland would make large portions of oat porridge for breakfast, any left over was traditionally stored flat in a kitchen drawer where once dry it would stay fresh. A piece would be cut from the dry porridge and with the addition of cheese and fish would be used as the basis for lunch for the coming days. This gave rise to the saying you still hear today:
“Don't forget your piece!”
In honour of this tradition we have created a range of delicious, individually hand made Oatcakes, Shortbread and Highlanders. We never use artificial preservatives, colours, or flavours. Unique biscuits lovingly crafted from the finest ingredients and hand baked in Fife, Scotland.
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We have packed in even more fruit to make our unique luxury “Beggars Mantle” mix. Why “Beggars Mantle”? Well, James VI of Scotland is said to have described Fife as a “Beggars Mantle fringed with gold…” The gold he referred to was the string of wealthy fishing villages on the coast, made rich through trade with the Low Countries and the “Beggars Mantle” referred to impoverished interior. This is ironic given that today Fife is known for having some of the Scotland’s richest and most productive agricultural land. This land yields some excellent quality oats that make up the heart of our award-winning luxury muesli. Enjoy.
“Muesli doesn't come much more luxurious than this one from Fife-based bakers, Your Piece Baking. It's jammed with juicy fruit and all the oats used come from farms close to the bakery.”
The Independent 08.09.11
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