|Uncooked oatmeal||4 1⁄4 Cup (68 tbs) (Not Quick-Cooking)|
|Baking soda||1 Teaspoon|
|Melted bacon drippings/Lard||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Hot water||1 Cup (16 tbs) (Very Hot)|
Preheat griddle over moderately high heat while you mix bannocks, or, if using an electric griddle, preheat to 400° F.
Place 4 cups oatmeal in a mixing bowl; buzz the rest in an electric blender at high speed until moderately fine, then reserve to use in rolling out dough.
Add remaining ingredients to bowl and mix well.
Knead on a board lightly dusted with the fine oatmeal 1 minute, roll 1/4" thick, and cut into rounds with a 3" cutter.
Cook on an ungreased griddle 5-6 minutes per side until lightly browned and cooked through.
Serve hot with plenty of butter.