Recipe for Oatcakes
1) Mix oatmeal, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl. Add melted fat ( or butter ) and hot water. Mix this together until it makes a thin, soft paste. 2) Sprinkle some oatmeal onto a board. form the dough in a round shape, and roll it out so that it is thin, while adding oatmeal to the surface of the board to prevent it from sticking. Cut of extra oatmeal. 3) Set oven to 375 degrees. Heat a griddle or frying pan. 4) Test the heat of the griddle by sprinkling it with a little bit of flour. If the flour immediately turns brown, the pans to hot. It should take about 3 to 5 seconds to turn brown. Bake dough on the griddle until the edges begin to curl. Then turn the cakes over and cook the other side. The oatcakes should turn a pale tan color, don't let the oatcakes burn! 5) Put the oatcakes on a large ungreased baking sheet and pop them into the oven. Cook the oatcakes for about 15 to 20 minutes. 6) Put the oatcakes on a wire rack to cool. 7) ENJOY!
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