Gluten Free Oatcakes
These gluten free oatcakes are nothing like cake. (Ok i know that is obvious). They are also nothing like Hobnobs. Everyone loves hobnobs but a moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips and all that. These are super duper healthy gluten free oat cakes and they taste like they are healthy too. I make them on some sundays and then have them with soup throughout the week. They remind me a bit of the Nairns variety of oat cakes. I have made them savoury because that’s how I like them but feel free to make a sweet version!
Sometimes I feel like this is a bit of a diary for me. You know like a Dear Deadre, only I am writing to my self and our readers. Some bloggers literally write 1000 words about a recipe. I just can’t do that. Listen, these oat cakes have sesame seeds in them. Also they are crunchy. That’s all i got. Hehehe. I really wish I could talk about my recipes in as much depth as some people but I just can’t. Also sometimes I go back and read some of the blogs and think, my readers must think i’m so thick. I wrote a sentence in my last blog and i was like what? What am I saying? It does not make sense. Also I don’t have a clue about grammar and proper sentence structure. I have given up being embarrassed about it because I love what I do so much. I suppose if I had the time, I could study all that jazz..but i don’t. So i apologise for any errors. Feel free to punch me in the face if it gets on your nerves. It’s weird that I got an A* for English and went on to study English Literature and Language and now feel like my brain cells cannot cope with all the rules of the english language. I got lost along the way and I can’t follow maps well enough to find my way back.
My sister is gallivanting around Thailand at the moment. Her videos are AH-MAAA-ZING. I almost sent her a video of the market today. You know, just to compare and show her that I am living it up too. If there is one thing I wish I could do, it is to travel all over the world. That has always been a dream of mine since I was a kid. My knowledge of Geography is a bit of a joke though. I would literally have to hunt for the UK on a world map/globe. I have no chance of finding Thailand. Literally no hope. Yet I have always had a thing for maps and globes. I have a lovely globe but overtime I see another one, I am so tempted to buy it.
In other news, my kids keep asking me to have a baby. You know like it’s as easy as that. My daughter says it all the time. I think they would be all over a new baby but no, it’s not happening. I love babies. I love my kids. I also like where my life is right now. (It has taken a while to get here. I won’t bore you with details of how it was when both kids were younger and we were running a business that involved hand making things). So thank you but no thank you. However if it was to happen, I would just go with it and be happy. Things have a funny way of working out. I know that now.
- 85ml Olive Oil
- 300g Oats (Gluten Free)
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Cracked Black Pepper
- 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder (Check that it is gluten free or leave out)
- 1 tbsp Sesame Seeds
- 170ml Boiling Water
- 2 tbsp Cornflour
- Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4.
- Line an oven tray with baking paper.
- Place all the ingredients aside from the boiling water in a heatproof bowl.
- Pour in the water and mix bit by bit.
- When the dough is cold enough to handle, roll the dough out to 1/2 cm thick on a work top dusted with cornflour.
- Cut out rounds using a biscuit cutter and transfer to the tray.
- Bake for 25 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool for 10 minutes and transfer to a wire rack to cool.