Give your Christmas presents the personal touch by making homemade oatcakes for loved ones – wrap them up with a selection of cheeses.


  • 110g/4oz medium oatmeal, plus more for dusting

  • 110g/4oz plain flour

  • 55g/2oz lard, dripping or poultry fat

  • 1 level tsp salt

  • cold water

For the glaze

Preparation method

  1. Mix the oatmeal and flour in a bowl. Rub in the fat, add the salt and mix in just enough cold to form a soft but not tacky dough.

  2. Roll out the dough on an oatmeal-strewn board. Cut out circles with a scone cutter. Alternatively, cut out a dinner-plate round, and quarter it.

  3. Mix together the egg, milk and sugar to form a glaze.

  4. Cook the oatcakes on an ungreased medium-hot griddle, without turning them. The moment the first batch are in place, brush them over with glaze - it will turn to a shiny coating as they cook.

  5. When fully cooked, remove. Store in an airtight box.

Quick recipe finder

Type the ingredients you want to use, then click Go. For better results you can use quotation marks around phrases (e.g. "chicken breast"). Alternatively you can search by chef, programme, cuisine, diet, or dish (e.g. Lasagne).

Advanced search options

This recipe is from...

Castle in the Country bbc_two Castle in the Country

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss