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I spend the week running in heels and the weekends in my apron.

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Rosemary & Pepper Oatcakes

I was lucky enough to spend most of Friday afternoon hosting an afternoon tea at The Soho Hotel, in the name of work. Their sandwiches, cakes and scones were delicious - the eclairs being the stars of the show! I was still a bit caked out when I came to getting my cookbook out this morning. So, I decided to bake something savoury today and found this recipe for oatcakes in a copy of Feel Good Food magazine. I love oatcakes, especially with a really good cheese and chutney, but have never made them before. I added some chopped rosemary to the recipe as I thought it would go nicely with the black pepper and have some in my window box not being used enough! I bought some lovely Mrs Kirkham's Lancashire cheese to go with them from Good Taste, a newly opened and much needed deli up the road.

The Recipe

50g plain flour
150g oatmeal (I used coarse)
2 tspn ground black pepper
1/2 tspn salt
fresh rosemary cut into small pieces
125g unsalted butter, diced
milk, to glaze

1. Heat oven to 200c, gas 6. Grease a baking sheet. Put all the ingredients , except the milk, in a food processor and blend until the mixture starts to bind. Add 2-3 tbspn cold water and mix until it forms a firm dough.
2. Roll the dough out thinly on a floured surface. Use a pastry cutter to cut out rounds. Place on the baking sheet and brush with milk before sprinkling each one with some extra salt and pepper.
3. Bake for about 15 minutes until just beginning to colour. Leave to cool on a wire rack.


  1. What fabulous lookin goatcakes. I have never made my own oatcakes, but you make me want to!

  2. Oh I've never thought about making these, they look simply delicious

  3. These look so yummy. I can imagine the rosemary tastes delicious with the oats! All the best, Natasha from the Rambles and Shambles blog

  4. These look so good! I was in the mood for a savory treat! Thank you!

  5. If your work takes you to Soho hotel then I'm so jealous! I'm also jealous that you bake your own oatcakes, I always cheat and use the Narn's :P but yours looks better anyway :)

  6. Oatcakes remind me of Sam Gamgee and Frodo Baggins packing their packs and going on a quest ... I always imagine them with cheese and mead and apple slices ... perhaps I should live out my literary fantasy, make your cakes and head out for a picnic 'quest'!

  7. I love your Sam and Frodo story Susan! Xingy - believe me I normally buy Narns too!

  8. Ooh now these look really yummy! I tend to stick to an oatcake recipe from the Be-Ro cookbook (and munch stacks of them with cheese) but next time I'll definitely try these instead.