*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                            CAPE BRETON OATCAKES
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2       c            Flour -- all purpose
    2       c            Rolled oats
    1       c            Brown sugar -- packed
    2       ts           Baking powder
      1/2   ts           -Salt
    1       c            Shortening
      1/2   c            -Cold water
                         -----SAVORY VARIATION-----
    2       c            Oatmeal -- scotch type*
    1       c            Flour -- all purpose
    2       ts           Sugar, granulated
    2       ts           Baking powder
      1/4   ts           -Salt
      1/3   c            Shortening -- or lard or
                         -bacon fat
      1/4   c            -Cold water
 
   Sweet version: Stir together flour, oats, sugar, baking powder and salt;
   rub in shoetening with fingertips. Mix in water with fork, until ball
   forms; divide in half.
     On a floured surface, roll out each half to 1/4 inch (5 mm) thickness.
   Cut into 2 1/2 inch (6 squares), then into triangles. Bake on lightly
   greased baking sheets in 350F oven for 15 minutes or till lightly browned.
   Transfer to racks to cool.
   MAKES: 60
   
   Savory Variation: (to serve with cheese)
   Mix 2 cups Scotch-type oatmeal, 1 cup all-purpose flour, 2 tsp each
   granulated sugar and baking powder, and 1/4 tsp salt. Work in 1/3 cup
   shortening, lard or bacon fat. Add 1/4 cup cold water. Proceed as above.
  
 
 
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