- STEP 1
Pre-heat the oven to 190C.
- STEP 2
Mix together the oats, flour, salt, sugar and bicarbonate of soda.
- STEP 3
Add the butter and rub together until everything is mixed and has the consistency of large bread crumbs.
- STEP 4
Add the water (from a recently boiled kettle) bit by bit and combine until you have a somewhat thick dough. The amount of water varies; depending on the oats.
- STEP 5
Sprinkle some extra flour and oats on a work surface and roll out the dough to approx. 1/2cm thickness. Use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes (the final number of oatcakes depends - of course - on the size of cutter you use.
- STEP 6
In a wonderfully Scottish twist/coincidence I found that using an upturned whisky glass makes the perfect size :-)
- STEP 7
Place the oat cakes on a baking tray and bake for appprox. 20-30mins. or until slightly golden brown.