Oatcakes are one of the most popular and traditional dishes of Scotland. It is also considered as the bread of Scotland. They are made by baking in the oven and are really nutritious.
Scottish Oatcakes have an amazing history. In the 14th century, Scottish soldiers had a metal plate and a sack full of oatmeal. They would keep the plate on fire and add little moisture to the oatmeal. Then, they used to cook it to form a cake and they would fulfill their hunger. It is a fact that Scottish soldiers marched longer than other men due to the oatcakes.
To make Scottish Oatcakes, mix baking soda, oatmeal, and salt in a bowl. Add hot water to it and mix it. Make small balls of this mixture and sprinkle some oatmeal onto the balls. Place these balls on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for 30 minutes. Serve.
This is just a brief for the recipe. The proper detailed procedure is mentioned below, through which you will be able to prepare the easy Scottish oatmeal cakes properly. Also, there are a variety of breakfast recipes that you can try as well. Do check them as well.
1. Crumpets– Crumpets are a great way to change up and try something new for your breakfast. It can be an alternative to your bread. It is soft and spongy. It’ll be a great way to start your day.
2. Spinach Frittata– This spinach frittata recipe is a really healthy and delicious breakfast recipe. This recipe consists of eggs, spinach and also, cheese.
3. Stovetop Frittata– Frittata is easy to make and is healthy as well. It is your choice whether you want to have it for breakfast or dinner. It is delicious and I highly recommend it.
4. Pork Casserole– Pork casserole is something that anyone can make at their home using leftover pork. Thi recipe is very easy to prepare and anyone can make it in just 30 minutes.
Scottish Oatcakes Recipe
- ½ tsp Baking Soda
- 125 g Ground Oats
- 2 tsp Goose Fat
- 1 Pinch Salt
- 1 tbsp Hot Water
- Firstly, preheat the oven. Then, mix the baking soda, oatmeal, and salt in a bowl.
- Now, add in the melted fat and keep mixing it until a thick paste is formed. Slowly, add in hot water and mix it well.
- Make two small balls out of the paste you prepared. Sprinkle oatmeal on the surface and roll the balls on the surface such that the oatmeal gets stuck to it.
- Keep rubbing the balls for a few minutes until the mixture gets dry and stops being sticky. Then, add a little oatmeal.
- Now, roll the balls into a ½ cm thick disk and cut off the quarters.
- Place the oatcakes on a baking sheet and bake them for 35 minutes, till their color turns golden brown.
- Serve them.