Here's the recipe I use now. It's the nicest recipe of the ones I have, but there are a couple of older ladies in our church who make oatcakes that are simply out of this world. I would love to get a hold of their recipe, and I might just sneak into their kitchens one time and do a bit of thieving.
Watch this space!
6 oz marg
2 oz light brown sugar
10 oz oatmeal
6 oz self-raising flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
Beat butter, sugar and egg.
Add flour, bicarbonate and salt along with the oatmeal. Mix.
Roll out on oatmeal.
Cut into rounds or squares and place on baking tray.
Bake at 170 C for 20 mins.
If you roll it out on oatmeal rather than flour, it gives the oatcakes a lovely 'oatmealy' crunchiness.
I normally cut rounds, but then with what's left after a couple of bringing togethers, I cut in squares, simply because it reduces waste.
Ready for the oven. Notice I also sprinkle oatmeal on the baking tray.
Here are some of them done. I doubled the recipe today. And I made it twice, so we have lots and lots of oatcakes.
We had got fresh mackerel from my brother in law, so Catherine made lunch for us and stole some oatcakes to have with it.
I have to say....It was yummy!