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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!