Saturday, December 6, 2014

Scottish Oatcakes

Oatcakes are a traditional cracker in Scotland often eaten with a good cheese. They are made with simple ingredients and healthy I had some wonderful ones on the Isle of Arran in the summer. Anne shared her recipe with me a few months ago its super simple to follow and as we go into the holiday season these would make a great addition to a cheese plate. They are wonderful with the British Branston Pickle. 

I meet Anne on Vine a wonderful 6 second video sharing app. Anne makes wonderful and artistic vines from Scotland I have included a couple below. If your on vine be sure to follow her :-)

  Mashable a social media and news site featured some cooking vines this week and it made me smile to see my poached egg curry featured. This is a dish I learnt from my South Indian hubby its a go to meal for us as its simple to make and full of flavor. 

Oatcake Recipe

  • 250g / 8oz fine or medium ground oatmeal (Scottish oatmeal)
  • 25g / 1oz butter or 1oz coconut oil melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 150ml/ 5fl oz hot water

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C /356 F
  2. Put the oatmeal in a large bowl
  3. Add the bicarbonate of soda and the salt
  4. Add the butter and hot water
  5. Stir well with a wooden spoon
  6. Finally use your hands to bring the soft paste together
  7. Sprinkle the work surface with oatmeal
  8. Roll out the dough – the thickness is up to you depending on whether you like thin or thick oat cakes
  9. Use a cutter to mark out the rounds
  10. Place on a baking tray
  11. Bake in the oven for about 15- 20 minutes
  12. Remove from oven and allow to cool a little
  13. Place on a wire rack to cool completely
  14. Keep in an air tight container to keep for a few days.

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