Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Oat Cakes the Traditional Cape Breton Cookie, Great with Tea or Coffee.

1/2  CUP Margarine  (you can also use butter)
1/2 cup shortening
 1/2 cup sugar
Mix all the above together and then put about 3 tbls. of boiling water in a cup and add 1/2 tsp. soda to it and pour into the above mixture.  Beat well and add...
 1 1/2 cup flour
 1 1/2 cup rolled oats
 1/4 tsp. salt
Combine and roll out on a floured counter to the thickness you would prefer. Cut into squares and bake in a 375 oven for about 6 minutes or until they are golden brown.   Each oven is different and so watch carefully that they do not burn.
 (This recipe doubles very well).
Here are a few ideas that I have tried with this recipe and they work very well....
For the 1/2 cup white sugar.....I sometimes change that to 1/4 cup of white and 1/4 cup of brown.
Have fun and enjoy a good cup of tea with this!


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