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Oatcakes (Not Sweet)

Oatcakes (Not Sweet)


  • 3 1/2 c Oats; quick
  • 1 tsp. -salt
  • 2 tb Flour
  • 1/2 c Shortening
  • 1/2 c water ,approx.


  1. Combine the oats, salt and flour.
  2. Cut in the shortening and add enough water to dampen and form a ball. 
  3. Leave to swell for ten minutes.
  4. Divide the dough and roll each part to 1/8" thickness; slide onto ungreased cookie sheet, indent in squares with a pastry wheel or knife.
  5. Bake in 350F for about 1/2 hour but watch that they don't turn brown.

Variation: Sweet Oatcake: Add 1 cup sugar to recipe.

Recipe source: More Baking with Schmecks Appeal

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