Nova Scotia Oatcakes


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Serves 14-16 | Prep Time 20 minutes | Cook Time 10-12 minutes

Why I Love This Recipe

Nova Scotia means "New Scotland" so it's no surprise that oats are used frequently in cooking and baking. I don't like overly sweet desserts and icing makes me cringe. I try to make recipes that are pure, subtle and not overly sweet. Oatcakes are perfect. They are much like a breakfast cookie and pair beautifully with tea or coffee.

Though there is no original creator since oatcakes have been made for centuries; this particular recipe is from a book called Maritime Flavours by Elaine Elliot and Virgina Lee.


Ingredients You'll Need

1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
generous dash of salt
1 1/2 cups oatmeal
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter
2 1/2 tablespoons water
1/4 teaspoon best quality vanilla


Directions

1. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl.


2. Cut in shortening and butter with pastry blender/cutter.


3. Add water and vanilla.


4. Roll out to 1/4 inch thick on floured surface.


5. Cut into squares or any shape you want.


6. Place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.


7. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.


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