Scottish Oatcakes
Recipe Type: Appetiser
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Once you master the basic dough, start experimenting with mix-ins like grated cheese, assorted herbs or spices.
  • 1 ½ cups quick oats (a quick tutorial on oat varieties)
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • flour for dusting
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In the processor, place the quick oats, flour, butter and salt. Turn on full speed and process until the mixture is uniform and almost sand like. While the processor is running, pour in the milk. Mix until the dough comes together in a solid ball.
  3. Place the dough on a cutting board dusted with flour. Roll or pat the dough so that it is ¼” thick. Cut out rounds with the help of a cookie cutter or a jar to form individual cakes. You can also cut the dough into squares with a knife for a more rustic presentation.
  4. Place the cakes on a slightly greased baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown on the bottom. Let cool on either the baking sheet or on a cooling rack.
  5. Serve the oat cakes with your favorite cheese, spreads or as a fun addition to your breadbasket for snacks anytime of the day.
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