We were chatting in the office about things we used to have to eat and whether they were available. I remembered having Staffordshire Oatcakes when visiting my ex-partner's sister in Cheshire.
I think she bought them in and have an idea it was from the Co-op or possibly a butcher's shop locally. I had a look on the net and came across a few differing recipes but this is the most like what we used to eat, usually with melted cheese or even sausages and beans.
- 225g fine oatmeal
- 225g wholewheat or plain flour
- 1tsp salt
- 15g yeast
- 450ml warm milk
- 450ml warm water
- 1tsp sugar
- Mix the water and milk together.
- Mix the salt to the flour and oatmeal in a large bowl.
- Dissolve the yeast with a little warm liquid and add the sugar. Allow the mixture to become frothy.
- Mix the dry ingredients with the yeast liquid to make a batter adding the remainder of the warm liquid.
- Cover the batter with a clean cloth and leave in a warm place for about an hour.
- Pour out enough batter on a well-greased griddle to make an oatcake of about 22cm. The surface will be covered in holes as it cooks.
- Flip the oatcake after 2-3 minutes when the top side has a dry appearance and the underneath is a golden brown colour and cook for another 2-3 minutes.