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09-17-2001, 03:20 PM
does anyone have a recipe for the oat cakes being served in coffee shops? they are shaped like a hockey puck and made of oatmeal, fruits, etc. thanks for your help.
09-18-2001, 12:27 PM
thought I'd bump this up because those are so yummy! Starbucks charges way too much for them, and their version probably has 600 calories. There's got to be a yummy, healthier version out there somewhere.
09-18-2001, 12:32 PM
Are you referring to scones? If so, you should search for "scones" and you'll find lots of threads with recipes. I recently made the triple fruit scones for my supper club and they were a huge hit.
09-18-2001, 12:33 PM
hi barrie: i don't think they are scones. i make scones quite often and they are softer. these are very dense cakes.
09-18-2001, 04:52 PM
Here is a recipe from a book called Classic Irish Recipes, I will post it as it is written:
Oatcakes predated other forms of bread in Ireland and were originally baked on flagstone griddles known as bakestones. In her book The Cookin' Woman Florence Irwin gives a recipe for what she calls "Modern Oat Cakes," which is very similar to the recipe below (but without the flour, which was a later addition). Her oatcakes were cooked on one side only on a hot griddle, until they dried and curled, then were removed to toast in the oven or under the grill (Note: a grill is the same as a broiler)-a modernized version of the traditional process of "harning" in front of the fire. Homemade oatcakes are delicious with plenty of butter and any cheese. They are not hard to make as long as you don't expect them to turn out as neatly a bought ones.
8 ounces McCann's Irish Oatmeal, plus extra for the work surface
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
Good pinch of baking soda
Good pinch of salt
2 tbs bacon fat or butter, melted
Preheat a very hot oven (425ºF). Put the dry ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Add the melted fat or butter and blend in thoroughly. Add enough hot water from the kettle to make a spongy mass-don't attempt to make the mixture stiff enough to roll out.
Scatter oatmeal thickly on the work surface, turn the mixture onto it and scatter the top with more oatmeal. Using the backs of the fingers, press the lump out into a round, keeping it dry with oatmeal on top and making sure there is always plenty underneath to prevent it sticking. Continue pressing out in this way until it is thin enough to roll-by now it will have absorbed nearly as much oatmeal as there was in the original ingredients. Make sure there is plenty of oatmeal on the board, then roll out thinly with short, sharp rolls. Before cutting, scatter some fresh oatmeal on top and rub it lightly with the palm of the hand to whiten it. Cut into squares or triangles, lift onto ungreased baking trays and bake in the hot oven for 15 minutes, or until crisp. Cool on a wire rack. When absolutely cold, store in an airtight tin.
Makes about 30 oatcakes.
09-18-2001, 07:05 PM
I know this isn't quite what you were asking for, but I love this Baked Oatmeal. The original recipe called for McCann Steel Cut Oats which are 5.99 a can. I found steel cut oats for one tenth of that cost in the bulk bins--same great chewy texture.
2 cups steel cut oats
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup milk
1/2 cup applesauce or pumpkin puree
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup raisins, walnuts or chopped prunes (optional)
Combine dry ingredients. Mix in milk, eggs, and the applesauce or pumpkin puree.
Pour into a greased pie tin. Bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes
Cut into wedges. My husband eats it out-of-hand like an oatcake and I crumble it in a bowl and top with a little fat free half and half.
04-25-2003, 08:15 AM
I'm trying to put mmtibbs' baked oatmeal into Mastercook, but it's not recognizing some of the ingredients.
Can you tell me how to "update" my ingredient list??
I'm trying to figure out how many carbs are in the recipe if it served 8...
04-25-2003, 09:42 AM
go to tools, then ingredient list. then click the "new" button. you can manually type in whatever you want and it will be permanently saved in you ingredient list.
04-25-2003, 01:40 PM
Has anyone made that recipe? It doesn't indicate to soak the steel cut oats...is that right??
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