Chris's Yorkshire Yummies

4 Oatcake (Haverbread) Recipes Using Batter



  Oatcake (batter method): 1
  Ingredients:
8 oz very fine oatmeal
or 5 oz fine/medium oatmeal and 3 oz plain flour
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/2 pint milk
1/2 pint water
1/2 teaspoon salt.

  Method:
Mix the oatmeal, bicarbonate of soda and salt together.
Add the milk and water to form a thin batter.
Heat a lightly greased griddle or heavy frying pan.
Pour a little of the mixture onto the griddle or frying pan and spread it with a spatula.
After about 2/3 minutes, when the edges are beginning to dry, slide a palette knife under and turn the cake.
Cook as long again.
Place the cake on a clean cloth to cool.
The mixture makes about 8 cakes.

  Cooking time:
4 to 6 minutes for each cake.


  Oatcake (batter method): 2
  Ingredients:
1 lb fine oatmeal
or 12 oz fine oatmeal and 4 oz wholemeal flour
1 pint of warmed milk and water
1 oz fresh yeast
1 teaspoon salt
warm water.

  Method:
Crumble the yeast into the warmed milk and water.
Stir until dissolved.
Mix with the oatmeal and salt.
Add enough warm water to make a batter.
Leave mixture in a warm place for 1 hour.
Heat and grease lightly a large griddle or heavy flat pan.
Stir the batter and pour enough to make a thin oval on the griddle.
Cook until set and leathery, but not brown.
If thick, the cakes must be turned and cooked on both sides.
When cooked, put on a rack to dry.

  Cooking time:
4 to 6 minutes for each cake.


  Oatcake (batter method): 3
  Ingredients:
6 oz fine oatmeal
3 oz plain flour
1 pint milk and water
1 oz yeast
1 very level teaspoon salt.

  Method:
Mix together flour, salt and oatmeal.
Warm the milk and water and stir into the dry ingredients gradually to make a smooth batter.
Crumble in the yeast and stir gently.
Leave to stand in a warm place for 20 minutes.
Heat a strong, well-greased frying pan.
Stir the batter again.
Pour enough into the pan to cover the base fairly thinly.
Turn out when cooked.

  Cooking time:
A few minutes until set.


  Oatcake (batter method): 4
  Ingredients:
6 heaped tablespoons fine oatmeal
3 heaped tablespoons flour
2 scant teaspoons salt
1/2 pint water
1/2 pint milk
1 oz yeast.

  Method:
Mix together the dry ingredients.
Warm (not hot) the milk and water and stir into the dry ingredients, mixing well.
Crumble in the yeast.
Leave to stand for 20 minutes.
Cook in a lard-greased frying pan.
Turn when brown and cook the other side.

  Cooking time:
A few minutes until brown.



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