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Nova Scotia Oatcakes

Nova Scotia Oatcakes


  • 3 c Rolled oats; not instant
  • 3 c Flour, all purpose; sifted
  • 1 c Brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. Baking soda
  • 2 tsp. Salt
  • 1 1/2 c Shortening
  • 2/3 c Cold water, up to 3/4 cup


  1. Combine oats, flour, sugar, soda and salt. Cut in the shortening with a pastry blender or 2 knives until the mixture is crumbly.
  2. Using a fork, gradually add enough water for moisture to form a ball.
  3. Roll out 1/4" thick on a lightly floured board.
  4. Cut into circles and place on greased baking sheet.
  5. Bake at 350F for 15 minutes.

Recipe yields about 4 dozen, depending on spoon size.

Recipe source: Classic Canadian Cooking by Elizabeth Baird

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