Walnut and black pepper oatcakes (makes about 20, preparation time 20 minutes, cooking time 15 minut
50g walnuts coarsely chopped
125g fine oatmeal
125g plain flour
1 tsp coarsely ground black pepper
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/2 tsp fine sea salt
You can also add 1 tbsp of honey to the mix after the butter has been added. This does take away from the other flavours, but if you like honey as a dominant flavour then go ahead.
Here’s what you do:
Step 1 - Preheat the oven to 190C. Place the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix.
Step 2 - Heat the butter in a saucepan until bubbling. Tip the butter into the dry ingredients and add 3 tablespoons of water. Combine everything to make a soft dough that isn’t too sticky.
Step 3 - On a floured work surface roll the dough out to about 2mm thick. Cut our rounds and place them on a baking sheet lines with parchment paper.
Step 4 - Bake the oatcakes for about 10-12 minutes until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
Kitchen implements required:
2 baking trays covered in parchment paper