However, although I am enjoying Effie’s Oatcakes, I think they are a bit different than the oatcakes described in the novel Angel Harp. As far as I can tell, people eat the oatcakes with jam or jelly, butter, or with meat or cheeses. The Effie’s Oatcakes tasted more like a lightly sweetened thin oatmeal cookie without the cinnamon and other spices. They are thin and crispy, like a cracker, and they have a rich, buttery taste. When I do try a recipe, I’m going to use one that has butter instead of shortening or lard. I love the taste of butter in a cookie!
As I said, they are good, but I can’t imagine eating them for breakfast or at tea time with cheeses and meats. My husband and I are eating Effie’s as a dessert or snack.
I will try to make some soon. I’m off from work next week, so, I might take part of one of my days and bake some oatcakes – or, if I’m feeling adventurous, I might make some this weekend!