With Hogmanay coming up, what better way to enjoy a little taste of Scottish fayre than with traditional oatcakes and a large chunk of your favourite cheese….?
Bake these golden oaty biscuits in just a few minutes….
Once traditionally eaten with every meal in Scotland, they make a great alternative to bread….
- 250 g / 8 oz oat meal
- 25 g / 1 oz melted butter
- 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- pinch of salt
- 150 ml hot water (from a recently boiled kettle)
Pre heat your oven to 180 degrees C
Place oat meal in a large mixing bowl along with the bicarbonate of soda and pinch of salt
Gradually add the melted butter and hot water, mixing with a wooden spoon, to form a paste
Dust your hands with a little flour and form the paste into a soft dough
Sprinkle your work surface with oats and a little extra flour
Roll out the dough to approximately 1/2 cm thick and use a cookie cutter to cut the rounds. The amount of oatcakes obtained will depend on the size of the cutter
Place on a baking sheet – a good tip is to line with baking parchment
Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until a light golden brown
Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling completely
Will keep in an air tight container for a few days