My mom was good at baking a lot of things but these oatcakes were one of my favourite things she did. I remember eating them for breakfast in the morning with homemade strawberry jam. She would always make a big batch but they wouldn’t last very long in our house!
- 4 cups oats
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup vegetable shortening
- 1 teaspoon baking soda dissolved in 1/2 cup boiling water
- (I like to add a sprinkle of cardamon just to make them my own!)
Mix oats, sugar, salt and flour. Cut in shortening with pastry cutter or two knives until crumbly. Add water/baking soda. Mix dough together then roll out to desired thickness (depending on if you like them soft or crispy). Cut into circles, squares or any shape you want!
Bake @ 350 for 12-15 minutes.