This is, for some reason, the single-most popular blog post on Box 761. Today seems like a good day to revisit it, and make some delicious Kings County Oatcakes.
This recipe is especially for Silas.
I got the basic recipe from a lovely book called Out of Old Nova Scotia Kitchens by Marie Nightingale (Nimbus). It’s a nice little book. I bought the book to give to my (step)mother as a gift and well, I started reading it. I’ll get her another copy one of these days.
For this recipe, I actually made a mistake while creating the first batch and it turned out so nicely it’s how I’m going to make it from now on…. the original recipe is called “Pictou County Oatcakes” but I don’t know if Pictou Co. would accept them, with these changes.
- 3 cups oatmeal
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup brown sugar (can reduce to 1/2 cup — I did so on second batch)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup shortening or butter
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 cup boiling water
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