One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A thin savoury oatmeal biscuit, traditionally made in Scotland.
- ‘Both girls were heading for the Isle of Arran, home of supposedly the best homemade oatcakes in the whole of Britain.’
- ‘He will meet producers involved in Peak District Foods, which promotes the area's distinctive fare, including cheeses, meat, fish and such delights as Bakewell puddings and oatcakes.’
- ‘Every town and village in Scotland should be encouraged to be unique, famous for something local: the honey, the lobsters, the oatcakes, the raspberries, the knitwear, the local artwork.’
- ‘The month before I go on a trip I eat lots of carbohydrates - oatcakes, brown rice and potatoes - at every meal.’
- ‘We were flipping bannocks and oatcakes on girdles centuries before sun-dried-tomato ciabatta was invented.’
- ‘If you suffer from morning sickness, try the following home remedies: nibble on a ginger biscuit before getting up and try to eat a little something often - perhaps a biscuit, oatcake or crispbread.’
- ‘Stress also brings other high quality ready-made meals to the fore, like smoked salmon, also at home on oatcakes, or as a sort of flat salad with capers and cornichons, or tossed over some more pasta with cream.’
- ‘The dessert menu was tempting but in the end, we opted for a shared cheese platter which featured a wide and varied selection of Scotland's finest, perfectly presented with oatcakes, celery and grapes.’
- ‘You can sample Arran cheese, mustard and oatcakes or the island's own whisky produced at the Isle of Arran distillery.’
- ‘The chief meat-eater among us opted for the assiette de charcuterie, a dish of ham, pork and salami with chicken pâté, served with oatcakes and olives.’
- ‘It also bestows a sense of pride that Scotland is still producing quality raw ingredients - ready to be converted into oatcakes, mealie puddings and brose.’
- ‘Besides its primary uses in porridge and oatcakes, oatmeal features in haggis, in certain types of sausage, as a coating for herring, also for potatoes, and sometimes for dumplings.’
- ‘People stuffed on oatcakes and cereal bars and other carbohydrate-rich wonder foods keep their insulin levels constantly topped up, and so they never get a chance to use up their fat.’
- ‘Fish formed the mainstay of the diet, along with oats made into porridge and oatcakes.’
- ‘For those who have to snack, the doctor recommends healthy options such as fruit, yoghurt, or oatcakes.’
- ‘There is marmalade - and jam made from Scottish strawberries or raspberries - and in the bread bin beside the granary loaf are some oatcakes and barley bannocks.’
- ‘Crackers and sweet biscuits reinforced one of the tins of oatcakes, which had stood throughout the meal on every table.’
- ‘I always travel with a couple of oatcakes and energy bars, which certainly came in handy last year when airport security measures kept me out of reach of food for almost ten hours.’
- ‘The sizeable slab of pressed meat was served with fresh bread and delicious thick oatcakes, which tasted just like the kind Granny used to make.’
- ‘Fortifying myself with the thought that the best food is often painstakingly familiar and simple fare, wonderfully prepared, I decided to start with the parfait of chicken livers with redcurrant jelly and oatcakes.’
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