Clarissa Johal: #MeatlessMonday-Scottish Oatcakes #dessert

Monday, March 3, 2014

#MeatlessMonday-Scottish Oatcakes #dessert

Crunchy and biscuit-like, the oatcake is a favored Celtic bread that has many variations. Early Scots survived on a frugal diet that included oatcakes. Oats were mixed with water, sometimes seawater, and baked on hot stones. This is my own modified recipe. These oatcakes are good for dipping in coffee (or tea if you must) and quite addictive, so mind yourself!

Mix dry ingredients:

1-1/2 cups oats
1-1/2 cups wheat flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt

Cut 3/4 cup butter into dry ingredients until crumbly
Add 1/3 cup water and mix into a dough

Roll out about 1/4" thick. Cut into shapes

Bake on a cookie sheet at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes. They can be frozen or stored in an airtight container.

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