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Oatcakes

Oatcakes

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

Ingredients

  • 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.

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