Bonnag is a traditional Manx bread which, it is believed, has been around for hundreds of years.
Traditionally, Bonnag used to be a bread eaten daily by local Manxies, if there was a celebration or a party the bonnag would then be filled with fruit and currants as a treat for the family.
We decided that since every day at the Ellan Vannin is a special and good day, we will add the fruit to the bonnag we make fresh in house for our guests.
Bonnag is traditionally served with butter or some people like it dry, we like to give our guests the opportunity to try it many different ways. We also offer our guests fresh homemade marmalade, jam and a popular one Manx honey.
It would be a shame if you came to the Isle of Man and didn’t try the traditional food!
We like to use our recipe, which is carefully made fresh for breakfast.
Makes 4 loaf tins
1.35 kg Bread Flour, sieved
300g Caster Sugar
1.5 Pints Buttermilk
We are looking forward to you trying some! If you make your own get in touch and tell us what you think!!!