Pictou County Oatcakes Recipe

Step 1

Combine dry ingredients and cut in shortening. Dissolve baking soda in the boiling water and add, continuing to mix with a knife. Mold with the hands and shape into a long wedge. Slice off and bake in a 400F oven for 10 minutes. This recipe comes from the county where the Scots first landed in Canada (and where my dad was born. )

To quote the author, "Our Scottish ancestors used "real" oatmeal when they made their favorite oatcakes. However sugar did creep in, as indicated by this 75 year old recipe. (The book was published in 1971 so the recipe would be form the year 1894. )

Source: _Out of Old Nova Scotia Kitchens_

Things You'll Need

  • 2c Oatmeal
  • 1c Flour
  • 1c Brown sugar
  • 1ts Salt
  • 3/4c Shortening
  • 1/4ts Baking soda
  • 1/4c Boiling water

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