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Staffordshire Oatcakes Recipe    Veg CD CBF  English  20mins plus standing

Staffordshire oatcakes are a local speciality in the North Staffordshire area of England and are sometimes called Potteries oatcakes, named after the area famed for pottery making.


Makes Approx 10     Cold  Vegetarian   Pancake  England  British  Europe




450ml/15fl.oz. Warm Milk
450ml15fl.oz. Warm  Water

1 teasp Sugar
225g/8oz Fine Oatmeal
225g/8oz Wholewheat or Plain Flour
15g/˝oz Fresh Yeast (or equivalent Dried Yeast)
1 teasp Salt



1. Mix together the warm milk and water. Place the sugar in a small bowl or teacup together with a little of the warm liquid, stir to dissolve the sugar then add the yeast and blend into a thin paste then leave in a warm place for 10-15 minutes until it becomes frothy.


2.  In a large mixing bowl, mix  together the oatmeal, flour and salt.

3. Add the frothy yeast mixture and remaining warm liquid, mix well to form a smooth batter then cover and allow to stand in a warm place for 45-60 minutes.

4. Heat a non-stick frying pan or well greased griddle until hot then pour in a ladle spoon (about 180ml/6fl.oz.) of the batter to form a 20cm/ 8-inch  in diameter circle. Do not spread it, just let it settle itself.

5. Cook for 2-3 minutes until holes appear in the surface and the underside is golden brown.


6. Flip it over and continue to cook for a further 2-3 minutes until golden brown. 


Serve immediately. Traditionally served for breakfast with bacon but use the sweet or savoury filling of your choice as you would a pancake.




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Key techniques required to make cake recipes

Bake - To cook in an enclosed oven

Beat – To introduce air into a mixture using a utensil such as a wooden spoon, fork or whisk, in order to achieve a lighter texture.

Cream - to - The process where sugar and softened butter are beaten together with a wooden spoon, until the mixture is light, pale and well blended. This process may also be carried out with a hand held mixer or in a food processor.

Rub in -  The incorporation of fat into flour.  Butter is cubed then gently rubbed between the thumb and forefinger, lifting the mixing at the same time, until the fat is fully incorporated and the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

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