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Introduction & method

Staffordshire oatcakes are hugely popular in the Potteries area of North Staffs. They are basically pancakes of oatmeal and flour, leavened with yeast, and they are delicious stuffed with bacon and melted cheese.

Staffordshire Oatcakes Recipe

Mix the flours and the oatmeal together in a large bowl. Add the salt and yeast, make a well in the centre and stir in the liquid. cover with plastic film or a clean tea-towel, and leave in a warm place to ferment for 1-2 hours.

After fermenting, the batter will be frothy and bubbly.

Heat some oil or butter in a heavy-bottomed medium-sized frying pan and add 1-2 tablespoons of batter. Swirl the pan round so the batter coats the bottom of the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes each side.

Serve with bacon and melted cheese, and possibly some grilled tomato.

The video above is from the Keef Cooks YouTube channel. Click here to see the video recipe of Staffordshire Oatcakes on YouTube.

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Ingredients & Info

•  225 grams oatmeal
•  100 grams plain white flour
•  100 grams wholemeal flour
•  1 tsp salt
•  10 grams fresh yeast
•  400 ml milk
•  400 ml warm water

Oil or butter for frying. If you can't get fresh yeast, use 1 sachet active dried yeast.

US (cups, sticks, etc)

Makes 8 -10 oatcakes
Prep time: 5 minutes. Fermenting time: 1 hour.
Cooking time: 6 minutes each.
Total time: 1 hour 11 minutes.

Watch the video on YouTube