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Oatcakes

Time 35 minutes
Yields Makes 24 (2-inch) oatcakes
Oatcakes
1

Mix oatmeal, salt, soda and flour in bowl.

2

Melt shortening and margarine and stir into dry ingredients. Mix with spatula, adding boiling water to make soft dough. Dough will be quite wet.

3

Turn onto board lined with wax paper and sprinkled with oatmeal. Roll out thinly and cut into triangles or circles.

4

Bake on ungreased baking sheets above center of 425-degree oven until golden, about 15 minutes.

In Scotland, oatcakes come in all shapes, sizes and textures. Clive Ramsay stocks a half-dozen locally made varieties. My husband and I now enjoy them at breakfast.

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