cf-newlogo

Staffordshire Oatcakes

Staffy1

225g wholemeal flour

225g fine oatmeal

500 ml warm water

500 ml warm milk

5g dried yeast OR 10g fresh yeast

10g salt

Oil for cooking

1. Whisk everything together until smooth.  If the batter seems thin, don't worry!  It should be!  it will thicken as time marches on.  Cover and leave for at least an hour (I've even left it overnight) until it is really bubbly.

2.  Heat up a heavy based frying pan or the lid of a Dutch oven.  Lightly oil -- I use the spray oil but not "Fry light".  You could put some oil on kitchen paper and rub it over the surface.  Make sure you oil/grease your pan before each oatcake or it will stick!  Give your batter a good whisk & then pour a ladle full onto the pan, tipping & swirling the pan so the batter thickly coats the pan -- I use the back of the ladle to do this on the Dutch oven lid.

3.  Cook for a couple of minutes, during which time the surface will become pocked with holes.  Flip over and cook for further minute, then remove from the pan.  Keep them warm under a clean tea towel until you're ready to serve.

-- If there are any left, you can freeze these.  I wrap them in cling film, separating each one so I can simply peel off how many I need & leave the rest in the freezer.

-- These could be made as a savoury dish, just as you would with crepes.

A BIG NOTE!  So far every time I make these, I need to add a bit more flour.  The only time I haven't had to add more flour was when I ground some porridge oats up for the 'fine' oatmeal (I was out of the proper stuff).

-From "Bread"   River Cottage Handbook No. 3, By Daniel Stevens  (Well worth buying by the way!!)

 

Apple Tart

Peel Apple2

Beef

Subscribe to our Newsletter

View previous campaigns.

 

search our site

Whoopies!

whoopies

Desserts

VickySponge

Scones

scones

Bread

WhiteBread

Salads

RoastPotatoSalad

Gluten Free

choc-fudge-cake

Eggs

TomatoBasilTart

Preserves

apricotjam

Cakes

chocmeringue

Cup Cakes

fondant

Pastry

TartsBlindBig

Veggies

VegGateaux 1

Pies & Tarts

GoatsCheeseTarts

Biscuits

macaroons

Tasty Recipes

VegGateaux 2

The Udder Coffee Shop

FP-sign

Products

spoons1

Bit of a Pud?

cakeFP

Or a Pie?

LemonCurd

Join us on Facebook

facebook-f

The Cud Life

 cudlife 1