Simple Crackers

I love making oat biscuits to go with cheese, they are unbelievably simple, and versatile. Babies love to chew them, they work with jam just as well but served with cheese are just perfect. You can flavour them to match a particular cheese or just go plain to suit all.

Oat crackers

200gms porridge oats
200mls hot water
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tbsp butter
Some flour.

Mix the seasonings with the oats. Melt the butter and add, mixing through. Then pour on the water and stir. You should after a bit of stirring have a damp lump. If not add a bit more porridge. Throw on a bit of flour and turn out onto a baking sheet or floured surface.

Its as easy to just roll out the dough as thin as you can on a baking sheet, scoring it into squares and baking for 10/15 minutes in a hot oven. But I like to make round ones, so I roll it out on plenty of flour and cut the shapes, transfering them to the sheet and baking in batches.

Allow cool on the tray before serving with some good cheese and a nice glass of red wine!

Try these flavoured with garlic salt instead of normal salt, with raisins and a 2 tsps of honey, a tbsp of ginger or with anything you think of yourself!


Ciara said...

Why have I never made my own? Why? I live on oat cakes. (Weird I know: I can't eat wheat or spelt, but can eat oats and rye). So I reckon these may be my next addiction. Thanks!

Lisa Conmara said...

they are too simple aren't they! to be honest they are much much nicer home made as well, which in fairness can't be said for all crackers - i'm delighted you can eat oats - i can think of a million and one nice things to have made for your next visit!