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       Title: Pictou County Oatcakes
  Categories: Breads
       Yield: 1 servings
  
       2 c  Oatmeal                           3/4 c  Shortening
       1 c  Flour                             1/4 ts Baking soda
       1 c  Brown sugar                       1/4 c  -boiling water
       1 ts -Salt                          
  
   Combine dry ingredients and cut in shortening. Disolve baking soda in the
   boiling water and add, continuing to mix with a knife. Mold with the hands
   and shape into a long wedge. Slice off and bake in a 400F oven for 10
   minutes. This recipe comes from the county where the Scots first landed in
   Canada (and where my dad was born.) To quote the author, “Our Scottish
   ancestors used ”real" oatmeal when they made their favorite oatcakes.
   However sugar did creep in, as indicated bt this 75 year old recipe. (The
   book was published in 1971 so the recipe would be form the year 1894.)
   
   Source: _Out of Old Nova Scotia Kitchens_
  
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