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Scottish Oatcakes

Serve these plain or with butter, honey or jam. As a snack, they can be topped with cheese, meat or smoked fish.

Recipe Ingredients

Method

  1. Cut shortening into oats, flour, baking soda and salt until mixture resembles fine crumbs.
  2. Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until mixture forms a stiff dough.
  3. Roll until 1/8 inch thick on lightly floured surface.
  4. Cut into 2 1/2-inch rounds or squares.
  5. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake at 375 degrees F until oatcakes start to brown, 12 to 15 minutes.
  7. Cool on wire rack.

Makes 18.

Oatcake Cookies: Prepare as directed, adding 1/3 cup sugar with the flour.


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