Oatcakes

Author: Canadian Living

Oatcakes are savory enough to eat with mild, buttery cheeses, yet their touch of sweetness satisfies a craving for cookies.

  • Portion size 36 servings
  • Credits : © CanadianLiving.com

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 salt
  • 3/4 cups cold butter
  • 1/3 cup ice water

Method

In large bowl, combine oats, flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. With pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until mixture is pebbly.

Sprinkle water, a little at a time, over dry ingredients while pressing with fork to form a ball. Add just enough water to hold dry ingredients together. Shape into 3 balls and flatten each ball. (Wrap each portion in plastic wrap and refrigerate at this point if making ahead. Bring to room temperature before rolling.)

Using pastry cloth and stockinette-covered rolling pin, roll out each portion into square about 1/4 inch (5 mm) thick. Cut into 2-inch (5 cm) squares. Transfer to greased baking sheets and bake in 350°F (180°C) oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until crisp and golden. Iet cool on wire racks and store in airtight containers.

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