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Author: Baking with Granny


  • 225 g Oats
  • 60 g Plain Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 60 g Vegetable Shortening
  • 60-80 ml Hot Water


  • Pre-heat your oven to 190°c and grease a baking tray.
  • Mix the oats, flour and salt together in a large bowl.
  • Add the vegetable shortening and rub together until the mixture resembles large breadcrumbs.
  • Gradually add the water a little at a time until you have a thick dough.
  • Roll the dough on a floured surface to around 5mm thick. Cut your oatcakes with a cookie cutter into your desired shape, or alternatively you can simply cut with a knife.
  • Place your oatcakes onto your pre-greased tray and bake for 20-30 minutes until dry and lightly golden. It's also a good idea to turn the oatcakes at least once during baking to prevent them being dry & golden on one side and soggy on the other.