Scottish oatcakes will surprise you, if you’re expecting them to taste like cookies. A real deal oatcake is 100% oats, with some sort of shortening, baking soda, salt, and water. That’s it. The result is a coarse, very dry, thin biscuit that’s strangely addictive.

Oat cakes are easy to find in the UK, where they’re eaten with butter, jelly, or as a vehicle for cheese, fish, or meat. Paul J has seen them at Cost Plus World Market (an Oakland, CA-based chain with stores all over the US). British import shops would likely carry them, as well.

Walker’s makes a variety of them, which you can buy online via web site.

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