Oatcakes are great. My doctor recommended them to me for good ways of snacking, but they’re really good after meals aswell with cheese, or they taste really good with yoghurt. I love them. And, like the true thrifty I am, I’ll tell you that they are very cheap to make, VERY CHEAP. What’s good about oatcakes is that you can jazz them up in anyway you like, below are some ways to do so.
Anyway, I’ll shut up, and keep this post simple-like the oatcakes.
Ingredients-about 15-20 cakes
-200g oatmeal, plus extra for dusting
-1/2 tsp bicarb of soda
-1/4 pint of boiling water
-2 tbsp olive oil, or melted butter (oil is healthier)
-1 tsp salt
Jazzed up oats cakes , use all of the above plus:
-2-3 tsp of thyme
-2 tbsp chopped up blueberries, or raspberries
-2 tbsp dried fruit
-1 tsp grated cheddar cheese.
-Preheat oven to gas mark 5, 200 c. and line 1-2 baking trays with greaseproof paper.
-Mix up all the ingredients except the water first. Then slowly add the water until you get a moist doughy mixture that can form into a ball and feels quite sticky to touch.
-Dust a clean surface and a rolling pin with some more oatmeal and roll out your dough to about 3-4mm thickness.
-Using a cutter, or just a knife, form circular, or square, (or any type of) shapes. Try to use up all the mixture, by continuously collecting scraps of the dough, adding a bit of water water and repeating the above process. Place all your shapes on the baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, or until the cakes starting to brown at the edges and feel hard when you touch them.
-Don’t worry some will evidently fall apart, but that’s just the way the OATCAKE crumbles.