Manx Bonnag recipe

How to make Manx bonnag the Laxey Mills way


  • 225g Laxey Glen Mills Soda Bread Flour (Bob’s Red Mill does a version)
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 110g sultanas
  • 110g margarine
  • 140mls (1/4 pint) buttermilk
  • 1 egg


  1. Rub the margarine into the flour.
  2. Add the sugar and saltanas.
  3. Beat the egg and buttermilk together and add to the mixture and beat well.
  4. Shape into a round loaf shape and score a cross on the top.
  5. Bake in the oven for about an hour at 180°C.

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