Strones Or Oatcakes Recipe

Step 1

For hundreds of years in Ulster, a large STRONE was made in the shape of a cross to celebrate the feast of St. Brigit. Strones were traditionally served hot and dripping with freshly made butter.

Step 2

Mix the dry ingredients. Melt the fat in a little boiling water and use to mix the other ingredients to a stiff dough. Scatter more oatmeal over it and knead thoroughly. Roll out as thinly as possible, in a circle. Put on a baking sheet. Cut a cross on top so that when cooked the oatcake can be easily broken into quarters, the traditional FARLS. Bake in a moderate oven (350F, Gas 4, 180C) for about 20 min. Serve with lots of butter.

From: Michael Loo

Things You'll Need

  • 2c Oatmeal (not rolled
  • -oats; coarsely
  • -ground oats)
  • 1pn Baking powder
  • 1pn Salt
  • 1ts Bacon fat
  • Boiling water

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