Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Cheesy Oatcakes for your Picnic Basket

Cheesy oatcakes / Kaerahelbeküpsised juustuga

Planning a picnic soon? Or need something to nibble while working away at the desk? Try these savoury oatcakes with cheese. They're soft and slightly chewy, quite filling and very easy to make. The recipe is adapted from a Finnish magazine. I used an Emmenthaler-type cheese, but good old Cheddar or Monterey Jack would work just as well.

Cheesy Oatcakes
(Kaerahelbeküpsised juustuga)
Makes about 2 dozens

100 g old-fashioned oats
135 g plain/all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
75 g cheese, grated
250 ml / 1 cup milk
40 g butter, melted
0.5 tsp salt

Mix oats, flour and baking powder in a large bowl. Add the grated cheese, milk, melted butter and stir, until everything is combined. The batter with be rather soft.
Take spoonfuls of the batter and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake in a preheated 225 C/450 F oven for about 15 minutes, until the cookies are golden.
Transfer onto a wire rack to cool.


lobstersquad said...

oooh this sounds marvelous! come spring, I don´t have porridge for breakfast any more, and dont´know what to do with the oats.

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Nice to have something made with oats that isn't filled with sugar. I'm bookmarking.

DaviMack said...

Yum! These sound so much like American Biscuits it's not even funny. :)

Gaba said...

They're in the oven RIGHT now. Thank you very much!

Julia said...

Lovely recipe. Would love to make these. Since I'm not that familiar with metric measurements, wanted to make sure - you meant 40g of butter right?

Pille said...

Ximena - well, you can indeed make oatcakes then :)

Lydia - I usually make sweet oatcakes, but these were a nice change.

DaviMack - is it good or bad?

Gaba - pleased to hear that! What did you think of them?

Julia - yes. That's about 2 Tbsp.

Joël said...

Baked them today...they are delicious! I love salty-cheesy snacks....

Vanessa said...

Thank you for this quick and easy, picnic basket filler. Was a delightful snack with fig and ginger jam and satisfying after a bike ride around the waterfront. Next up is your elderflower curd recipe.