Traditional Stottie Recipe


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’


Traditional Stottie Recipe

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  • 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°C for 20 minutes, or until crisp and starting to brown.
  • Enjoy best fresh out the oven!!


  1. 5 stars
    Brilliant recipe for Stottie…just like me Mam used to make. I left the North East a long time ago and looked for a recipe and thankfully found this one….perfect Stottie… thank you x


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