2 cups oatmeal
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup sifted flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons butter
Mix oatmeal with flour, baking soda and salt. Make a hole in the
mixture. Heat 2 tablespoons water, add butter, bring mixture to a
boil and then pour into the hole in the mixture. Mix together
quickly. Knead lightly adding more water if necessary to create a
stiff dough. Roll out. Cut into 3” rounds. Cook both sides on heated
griddle or bake on a lightly greased tray at 350F. for 30 minutes or
until golden brown. Makes abt. 15 oatcakes.
Oatcakes are most likely the most traditional and oldest Celtic
food. Traditionally, they were cooked on a griddle, then hung on a
hardening stand to dry and harden.