Scottish Oatcakes Recipe
Author: Cynthia Lee
- Fat: 1.9 g
- Saturated fat: 0.8 g
- Carbohydrates: 5.8 g
- Sugar: 0 g
- Sodium: 100 mg
- Fiber: 0.8 g
- Protein: 1.2 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
Recipe type: Dessert
- Medium oatmeal, plus extra for kneading - 125g
- Bicarbonate of soda - ½ tsp
- Salt - 1 pinch
- Melted fat (goose or bacon) - 2 tbsp
- Hot water - 1 tbsp
- Turn on the oven and preheat it to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- If it is a gas oven you are using, you will need to preheat to level 5.
- While your oven is preheating, you can take the time to prepare the mixture for Scottish oatcakes.
- Mix oatmeal, bicarbonate of soda and salt in a large bowl.
- Slowly pour in the melted fat and stir the contents of the bowl simultaneously.
- Continue stirring until a thick paste is formed.
- Keep in mind that you will need to stir more vigorously as the mixture become thicker.
- Divide the mixture from the previous step into two balls of equal size.
- Sprinkle a board with oatmeal to prevent the mixture from sticking onto the work surface.
- Start kneading each of the oatmeal mixture balls until they start to slightly dry.
- You may have to sprinkle more oatmeal onto the work surface if required.
- Use a rolling pin to roll each mixture ball from the previous step into a ¼" thick disk.
- Once the mixture has been rolled, cut it into quarters of desired size.
- Place all the unbaked quarters on a greased baking sheet.
- You will need to bake the oatcakes for about 30 minutes in the preheated oven.
- Regularly check the oatcakes while baking as you do not want them to burn.
- An alternate method of cooking Scottish oatcakes is to cook them in a frying pan.
- You will need to cook the oatcakes for about 3 minutes on each side.