Ireland Teatime Treats Ideas
Irish Oatcakes Recipe
Oatcakes are one of Irelands long established recipes. According to folklore (and some documents) they would have been served with cheese and boiled leeks. Again, traditionally the Oatcakes would have been cooked then left to harden by an open range fire. You will be glad to know that you don't have to install a new fire to enjoy the taste of these biscuit treats.
8 oz oatmeal (normally medium but you can use fine or rough if preferred)
4 oz flour
1 teaspoon salt
I teaspoon baking powder
2 fl oz water
1 oz salted butter
Pre heat the oven to 350F. Place oatmeal into a bowl, sift in the flour along with the salt and baking powder. Make as small well in the centre of the mixture and pour in the water. Mix the ingredients together adding a little more water if required (the mixture should be firm but not too stiff)
Sprinkle a little more oatmeal onto the mixture and roll out thinly. Cut the mixture into rounds (about 3 inches). Place the rounds on a lightly greased baking sheet. Place in oven and bake for about 20-25 minutes until golden brown.
Cool on a wire rack, then serve with cheese or jam.
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