May 17

World Baking Day

Scottish Bakers
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Making Oat Cakes
George Walker (1781-1856)
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"The smell of good bread baking, like the sound of lightly flowing water, is indescribable in its evocation of innocence and delight."

~ M. F. K. Fisher

In days gone by, for many people, a serious baking day was usually reserved for a specific day of the week.  The old rhyme:


"Wash on Monday,
Iron on Tuesday,
Mend on Wednesday,
Churn on Thursday,
Clean on Friday,
Bake on Saturday,
Rest on Sunday."


helped children learn the weekly timetable.  


Today, any day can be baking day!  Why not bake something today or enjoy some baked goods.

This newly registered tartan has been designed to represent and congratulate the baking industry in Scotland and to celebrate 125 years of its official representing body, Scottish Bakers.

Each year,  the Scottish Bakers have held a contest for the best Scotch Pie, Apple Pie, Bride, Cold Savoury, Football, Haggis, Hot Savoury, Sausage Roll, and Steak Pie!

Click the George Walker's (1781-1814), Making Oat Cakes painting for this year's winners!

Officially registered tartan graphics on this site courtesy of The Scottish Tartans Authority.  Other tartans from talented tartan artists may also be featured.

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