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                            Oatcakes (Scottish)
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cakes
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    8       oz           Fine (Pinhead) Oatmeal
      1/2   ts           Barcarbonate of Soda
                         Pinch of Salt
    2       tb           Bacon fat or Melted Butter
      1/4   pt           Hot Water
                         Extra Oatmeal for rolling
   :       To test the correct heat of the gridle
   sprinkle it with a little flour. If the flour browns
   at once it is too hot; it sould take a few secounds to
   turn colour.
   :       Set the oven to 375F/Gas 5 or heat a gridle or
   heavy frying-pan. Mix the oatmeal, the bicarbonated of
   soda and salt together in a bowl. Add the melted fat
   and the hot water. Stir well until it makes a soft
   paste. Sprinkle some oatmeal on a board. From the
   dough into a round and roll it out as thinly as
   possible, adding oatmeal to the serface as necessary,
   to prevent sticking. Brush off the excess oatmeal. Cut
   the dough into 4 or 6 pieces. To oven bake; place on a
   large ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
   To gridle bake; bake on a hot gridle or frying-pan
   until the edges begin to curl. Turn over and cook the
   other side. Do not let the oatcakes brown; they should
   be a pale fawn colour. Put on a wire rack to cool.
   They are delicious served with cheese. :
   :: From the booklet Scottish Teatime Recipes :: Typed
   in for you by Ray Watson
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