When I am out-and-about, and get hungry, I need healthy food, such as slow-release carbs for sustaining energy. Oats are the nutritional answer. My oatcake recipe comes from Jane Mannings of World Jungle.
Award-winning social enterprise, World Jungle brings people together creating healthier communities.
Based in Gloucestershire, World Jungle also holds regular dance classes, and organises festivals and events including African drumming and dance (see pic) . Dance is a great way to bring people together.
I like this recipe because it only uses two ingredients and there is no fancy pastry-cutting involved.
Simple oatcake recipe
200g fine oatmeal – Jane used Good Food organic oatmeal.
Heat the oven to hot – Gas 7 \ 425° \ 220°C
Squish the oatmeal and butter together with a fork adding a little water to bind into a dough. Roll pastry dough (on a floured board ) as thin as you can without it breaking. Lift the flattened shape, draped over rolling pin, place on a greased baking tray, and bake for 15 minutes. Eat warm, or store in an airtight container for when you are out-and-about.
I might experiment by replacing oatmeal with buckwheat flour, butter with olive oil, and adding salt, or caraway seeds.
What ingredients would you use in your oatcakes?