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Food Fare: Scottish RecipesOatcakes

Combine the oats, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Cut the shortening into the oats mixture until it resembles fine bread crumbs. Add the water, one tablespoon at a time, until the mixture forms a stiff dough. On a flat surface, use a rolling pin to roll the dough about 1/8" thick. Cut into 2-1/2" rounds or squares, and place on an un-greased baking sheet. Bake in the oven at 375-degrees F until the oatcakes start to brown (about 12 to 15 minutes). Serve plain or with honey, butter, jam, or cheese with breakfast or as a snack.

 

Note: Oatcake cookies can be prepared as directed above by adding 1/3 C sugar with the flour.

 

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Food Fare Culinary Collection: Scottish Vivers

 


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