Seeded oatcakes

Seeded oatcakes

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(11 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

Makes about 20
These quick biscuits make a great addition to a cheeseboard or gourmet homemade gift hamper

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal63
  • fat3.5g
  • saturates1.5g
  • carbs7g
  • sugars0.1g
  • fibre0.6g
  • protein1.4g
  • salt0.3g
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Ingredients

  • 50g butter
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 100g medium oatmeal
  • 100g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
    Bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda, or baking soda, is an alkali which is used to raise soda breads and full-…

  • 2 tsp poppy seed
  • 2 tbsp sesame seed

Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Melt the butter in a small pan, then allow to cool slightly. Tip all the dry ingredients into a bowl, with ½ tsp salt, then pour in the butter. Add 5-6 tbsp boiling water and combine to make a firm dough.

  2. Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured surface, then roll out until about 0.5cm thick. Cut into small squares, then bake for 12-15 mins until golden. Leave to cool for a few mins, then transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.

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bballrosie
29th Nov, 2014
2.55
That will teach me to read the comments first, but I'm glad I've found out why they tasted so bitter. I was about to take the oatmeal back to the shop. I'll try them with baking powder and maybe roll them a bit thinner as they were not crisp.
BudgetingMum
24th Oct, 2014
BLEUUUGGGHHHH! Agree wholeheartedly with other comments. Bicarb just DOESN'T work. Whole batch in bin. READ COMMENTS.....and substitute with baking powder. I also added Cayenne 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper for tiny kick.....fab! Great crumbly, light texture and delicious with Goats cheese.
spg1969
28th Aug, 2014
Thanks everyone, I hate the taste of bicarb too so used baking powder and they were delicious. So much nicer than my usual supermarket own brand of oat biscuits. They did fall apart a bit when trying to roll them out - think I need to add a bit more water next time
astables
9th Feb, 2014
2.05
Just like everyone else, I wish I'd read the comments first! Horrible taste of bicarb. Am about to try again using baking powder!
helenwd
15th Dec, 2013
So having never had a bad experience from a recipe from this website, I made four batches of these for Christmas gifts….and then I tasted them and so glad I did….yuk, yuk, yuk!! I thought I had done something wrong and then I read the feedback….four batches now in the bin….like wendykr I will rate this very low until this recipe is adjusted. Off to make some more but this time with baking powder.
wendykr
16th Jul, 2013
Argh, didn't read the comments because the rating was so high, and now have a wasted batch of oatcakes and a nasty taste in my mouth! I have to rate this low until someone takes that bloody bicarb out of the recipe :-( Will make a batch with baking powder as per the advice below, and hope they taste better.
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stephaniepebrocq
3rd Mar, 2013
4.05
I ended up mixing my porridge oats with a hand-held mixer to get medium oats. I used baking powder instead of bicarb as suggested. The result was really nice, I love the texture, really crisp, perfect with cheese or dips. You can even use cookie cutters to give them a fun shape!
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stephaniepebrocq
2nd Mar, 2013
4.05
Can anyone tell me if I can use porridge oats for medium oatmeal please? thank you!
libbyjones
30th Jan, 2013
4.05
I wish I'd read the comments before baking as my first batch tasted foul due to the bicarb. I made some more with baking powder and they were delicious. Thanks to those who pointed out this alternative otherwise I wouldn't have known what had gone wrong!
janel1331
22nd Dec, 2012
Very easy to make but my first batch tasted awful because of the bicarbonate of soda, made some more using only a pinch of bicarb and they were great.

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melandlesley
18th Mar, 2016
Don't make these - dreadful. Have learnt to read comments first. Waste of money - in the bin!
Hollyladolly
24th Jul, 2013
Do I have to use white plain flour? Or can I use a wholemeal variety?
melandlesley
18th Mar, 2016
Don't bother - they are awful.