Stotty Cake Recipe at MyDish

Stotty Cake

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  • This makes 3 1/4 lbs of risen dough. The preparation time takes into account the time it takes for the dough to rise.

  • 1. Mix the flour and salt together and rub in the margarine.

  • 2. Mix the yeast and sugar into the water, stirring until the yeast dissolves: If you use dry yeast mix the yeast and sugar into the water and leave until the yeast has dissolved and frothing.

  • 3. Make a little hole in the centre of the flour and add the water stirring with your hands working into a firm dough.

  • 4. Knead well until the dough is smooth and shiny. If the dough is a little soft more flour may be added, kneading (up to 2 oz.) but it is difficult to add water if the dough is too firm so just sprinkle the extra flour if needed.

  • 5. Turn dough out onto a floured board and knead until the dough is no longer sticky and is smooth and shiny.

  • 6. Lightly grease a dish and place dough in it, cover with a teatowel and leave to rise in a warm place until it is twice the size, or you could put it in a large plastic bag.

  • 7. When risen turn onto floured board and knead lightly to let out the air and to make the dough pliable again.

  • 8. Cut the sizes of dough to the size of the flatties you want.

  • 9. Put a hole in the middle of the flattie after rolling it out to the size and depth you want and with a fork make a few stabs, (not too many)

  • 10. Place them on a baking sheet and put in oven near the top. Bake at 425 F or gas 220 C. for 12 to 15 minutes.

  • It may take a little longer but don't leave in too long. Test with a fork - if they come out clean they're done.
  • Comments Add your comment

    • thank u for the stotty recipe my mam used to bake it every saturday we never had sliced bread in our house so thank so much x i come from newcastle upon tyne but live in telford shropshire

      by pauleenives99 on Mon May 11 2015   reply to this comment

    • Rubbish, you havnt got a clue what your talking about. Georges bastards , named by the Scots.

      by jobul2415 on Mon Jun 9 2014   reply to this comment

    • Geordie comes from the Jacobite rebellion when the men from newcastle rallied and beat the scots and we're called king George's men but over the years they were called geordies

      by g.wright596 on Sun Feb 9 2014   reply to this comment

    • Geordie actually refers to the miners around durham and newcastle that refused to use the new Davy miners lamp, they held steadfast to local inventor of the steam engine,George Stephenson and his safety lamp. Geordie is a variation of George. The miners were called Geordies men.Mackem comes from the time when the Tyne shipbuilders went on strike and the shipbuilders on the wear, Sunderland, broke ranks and clearly stated give us the ships and we'll mackem for you. (make them ) hence the long seated rivalry and distrust.

      by Barry Davis on Sun Jun 23 2013   reply to this comment

    • OK, for the younger people who have been brought up to believe things that are ... let's just say, not exactly correct, ... the word Geordie has no definitive meaning and in its most general sense refers to anyone from the North East of England. The term was highjacked relatively recently by the football contingent to mean only fans of Newcastle United, but it only takes a moment to click here [ ] and listen to the words of "Wherever ye gan ye're sure to find a Geordie" to learn that the term specifically included people from Sunderland. Sorry, couldn't find Owen Brannigan's version. BTW, that's an authentic Stottie recipe ... one rise only. Oh, and Makem has no 'c' before the 'k.' It's short for 'make them.' Gan Canny!

      by Phil Atkinson on Sun Jun 2 2013   reply to this comment

    • Hi I'm a geordie living in Oz

      by lauraadams.28 on Sat Jun 9 2012   reply to this comment

    • Hi Brittykid25,A Mackem is someone from the Sunderland area.Hi from a Geordie living in Switzerland

      by on Fri May 4 2012   reply to this comment

    • I have just found this site luv it. I'm a Geordie, lived in States for 23 yrs n miss the stotties. Canna believe I'm gonna have a stottie sarnie lol PS wot's a Mackem?

      by brittykid25 on Wed Nov 16 2011   reply to this comment

    • I have just found this site luv it. I'm a Geordie, lived in States for 23 yrs n miss the stotties. Canna believe I'm gonna have a stottie sarnie lol PS wot's a Mackem?

      by brittykid25 on Wed Nov 16 2011   reply to this comment

    • Well said, that lass!

      by Elfdaughter on Tue Oct 19 2010   reply to this comment

    • OK not one to give up I have made it again tonight, this time adding the milk the same time as water yeast and sugar, and guess what FANTASTIC will absolutely make this again and again.
      Also, I am from Sunderland and NEVER describe myself as Geordie, they are the ones accross the river never to be spoken about..... We are mackems...
      My Nanna also made stottie cake every day, I just wish we had her recepie, but I will continue with this, many thanks

      by Shaz B on Sun Feb 28 2010   reply to this comment

    • UGH just made this and realised at the end the reason it was not feeling correct is the instructions leave out the milk. Just wasted 2lbs flour and yeast etc, however will try again when I go to the shops and renew.

      by Shaz B on Sat Feb 27 2010   reply to this comment

    • I've just discovered this site and love it! I'm originally from Gateshead, but living in East Europe at the minute where you can't buy Stottie Cake, so mine is rising nicely at the moment :)
      I have loads of Goerdie and Mackem friends, love them all, hey what happened to world peace haha :)

      by Neelie on Thu Dec 10 2009   reply to this comment

    • I am in agreement with you!! I'm married to a Mackem and to be referred to as a Geordie is and insult the Nana/ grandmother was indeed a Mackem and I hear nothing but peas pudding, ham and stotty cake all the time its his favorite and his Nana makes it for him all the time when he's up there by the old recipe and the kids love it too!!

      by J Brown on Mon Dec 7 2009   reply to this comment

    • I'd also like to know what do you do with the milk

      by doreen46 on Tue Dec 1 2009   reply to this comment

    • I work as a freelance reminiscence worker in many private and council care homes and as a result often hear of food memories! Just today I was told about STOTTY CAKE my a lovely gentleman who grew up near Newcastle.... he ( as most of those I work with) has problems with short term memory - but was full of vivid detail about his mum's baking day - bread rising on the fender..... and particularly this kind of local bread - which he then got have a slice of with JAM - a treat!!! Food memories are very strong memories! I will try to bake some and take it along next time!! Thanks for the recipe. Trisha Lewis

      by trisha lewis on Thu Oct 29 2009   reply to this comment

    • I make bread on a regular basis, the milk would be added to the flour along with the water. I can't wait to try out Stottie Cake, my father used to love this as a boy and it would be a great surprise to him.

      by sheilamac60 on Wed Sep 9 2009   reply to this comment

    • No person from Sunderland would ever refer to her food as being "Geordie Food". People from Sunderland are Mackems not Geordies who come from Newcastle.

      Of course everyone wants to be a Geordie so I understand the mistake...

      by Clochette on Wed Jul 8 2009   reply to this comment

    • what do you do with the milk?

      by phensic on Thu Jul 24 2008   reply to this comment


    • 2 lbs Strong plain flour
    • 3 level tsp Salt
    • 3 oz Margarine
    • 1.5 oz Fresh Yeast OR
    • 3 level tsp Dried Yeast
    • 1 tsp Sugar
    • ½ pint Tepid water
    • ½ pint Milk

    By Views 56293  Added Thu Aug 2 2007

    This is one of my Nan's Geordie recipes. See the history for a little more. A Stottie cake or stotty is not a cake but a type of bread.


    My Nana was a wonderful lady with a real dry sense of humour. She came from Sunderland in the North East and I recently asked my Mum to share her memories of food my Nan used to make. This is an old photo of my Nana (on my Mum's side) taken when Read More