Orkney Bakery Beremeal Shortbread Rounds £4.50
Bere has been grown in Orkney for thousands of years, both for human and animal food.
In the old days it was called Bygg, and this is still the name given to barley in Norway. Although we call the meal beremeal, the crop is usually called corn in Orkney. It has been the stuff of life in Orkney – in the form of Bere bannocks and home brewed ale – since time immemorial. It is a variety of barley, although it differs in both appearance and taste. The gourmet will easily tell the difference between ale made from barley and that made from bere. The same applies to bannocks.
These beremeal shortbread biscuits are handmade by Orkney Bakery in Stromness using Orkney beremeal flour ground at Barony Mill in Orkney.
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