So are oatcakes a cracker or a cookie? Tell me how you eat them.
I finally tried a recipe for "Oatcakes". In my brief research, I have seen different forms of what are called oatcakes in different parts of the globe-mainly the British Isles and Nova Scotia. Some seem to be like an American pancake-soft and cooked on a griddle, others seem either cracker or cookie-like. I used the recipe on Bob's RedMill Scottish oatmeal bag. It seemed to be the more cracker/cookie-like.
1 1/2 c Scottish Oatmeal (set 2 tbsp of this aside for later)
1/2 c whole wheat pastry flour
3/4 tsp sugar (I added a bit more)
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
Mix dry ingredients together
1/4 c melted butter or margerine
Add melted fat to dry ingredients and mix till evenly distributed
1/2 c hot water.
With a fork, add hot water and mix til just moistened.Gather into a ball and flatten.
Sprinkle reserved oats onto table and roll dough to 1/4inch (I did 1/8 in) thick and cut with round cookie cutter.
Bake 325 for 25-30min
So they are just cooled off and they are an interesting item. I can't decide how they would taste best. I've eaten 2 of them just plain. They have a crisp, cookie-like bite then a chewy texture due to the oats. It seems rather pasty in the mouth. I think this has all the earmarks of a comfort food that would be associated with childhood memories.
So what do people eat with this? Do you top it with nut butter? Cheese? Smoked fish? Jam? Tell me how you remember or eat oatcakes.