We discovered oatcakes when we visited Cape Breton. They are delicious served plain with tea or coffee. My sister and I decided to put date filling between the oatcakes and had a nice snack while travelling.
Another way to enjoy them..crumble on your yogurt for a delicious breakfast.
- 1 cup flour
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/4 cup hot water
- Mix dry ingredients together, cut in butter until mixture is crumbly.
- Add hot water and stir until mixture comes together.
- Turn out dough on floured surface and roll out to 1/2" thick.
- Cut into squares and place on parchment lined pans.
- Brush with milk and sprinkle with coarse white sugar.
- Bake in 375º oven for 10 minutes or until the edges are golden in color. Bake them a few minutes longer if you prefer them crispy.
- Yield: 9 oatcakes
* Someone asked for my date filling recipe so I will add it here.
- 1 pound package dates, chopped
- 2 small apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup hot coffee..I always use coffee but you may use water if you wish.
- Cook on low heat until thick and apples are tender, stirring occasionally..approx 10 minutes.
- Add more coffee or water as needed.
- Cool slightly before filling your cookies.