CAPE BRETON OATCAKES
By Minnie MacMaster
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.
You can also add 1/2 cup rice crispies to this recipe for a nice texture. Or you may add 1/4 cup fine sweetened coconut for a very tasty addition.
Have fun and enjoy a good cup of tea with this!