20.3.13

Love my Oatcakes Green and fruity sometimes..

Sometime back I had pinned two recipes from Confessions of an Overworked Mom which i thought would complement each other well for a weekend breakfast. Irish Oatcakes and Strawberry butter. but as i was measuring out the oats for the oatcakes i decided to add in some more flavors to it. so in went some thawed fenugreek leaves and some crushed garlic. sure enough the end result wasn't very Irish but they were so perfect for a light Saturday brunch of fenugreek oatcakes  and yogurt..
in case you are interested, this is how i made these fenugreek oatcakes.....

ingredients
¾ cup oatmeal (not instant)
¼ cup whole wheat flour 
½ cup frozen fenugreek leaves, thawed
1 tablespoon oil
2-3 tablespoons of warm water
¾ tsp salt
what i did
  • i mixed all the ingredients together and kneaded them till they formed a dough soft enough to work with.
  • once the dough was formed, i wrapped it in a cotton cloth and kept it aside to rest for 10-15 minutes.
  • after that i rolled the dough out on a floured cutting board about ¼ inch thick and cut out triangle shaped pieces of the oatcake.
  • i then cooked these triangles on the griddle pan until both sides became golden brown. then served them with a light spread of butter on one side.

next i wanted to bake my oatcakes instead of cooking them on the griddle pan. and that led me to this recipe of Nutty oatcakes. here again i thought it would be nice to add in some grated fruits in the dough. so in went some grated apples. the result was nice. but unlike the oatcakes cooked on griddle, the baked ones had the texture of crackers. they tasted good. and i quite enjoyed them with the peach butter that i had made to go with it. however Mr MN did not like it much. said it was ok and did not go for a second one. and for baby MN these were far too hard. so will i can these again. mostly likely i will .... when i am in the mood for a quick cracker with my afternoon tea...
Recipe for Apple and Walnut Oatcakes
½ cup whole wheat flour
⅓ cup coarsely ground walnuts
½ cup grated apple
¼ teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon oil
¼ teaspoon salt
2-3 tablespoons of warm water

what i did
i preheated the oven to 350 degrees F, kept a dry baking sheet ready, then sifted the flour, baking powder and salt together and kept it aside. then i repeated the first three steps of the fenugreek oatcake recipe and finally put the cut out triangles in the prepared baking sheet and baked them for 15-18 minutes.

while the oatcakes were baking i busied myself into making the peach butter. for this i almost followed the recipe of the Apricot Cashew Butter, except that i substituted the apricots with peaches, cashews with almonds and added a bit of butter and orange zest for smell and flavor. so my end result wasn't vegan. but it did taste good.

Peach Almond Butter
ingredients
2 fresh peaches, peeled and diced
1 tablespoon sugar
3/4 cup water
½ cup raisins
½ cup almond, ground (i ground them in my coffee grinder)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
pinch of orange zest

what i did

i simmered the diced peaches, along with the sugar in 1/2 cup of the water till almost all the water evaporated. while the peaches were cooking, i covered the raisins in warm water and left them to become plump, about 10-15 minutes. once that was done, i put all the ingredients along with the cooked peaches and plumped raisins into the blender and pureed it till it it attained a smooth butter like consistency. and once the oatcakes were baked and cooled i dipped them in this butter and enjoyed it with my tea.


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  2. Both the oatcakes are new to me.. But looks so delicious and healthy.. Love the peach almond butter too.. Yum!

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  3. Both Irish Oat Cakes and Strawberry Butter are on my 'to do' list too :) Really love the way you have added more flavours to the oatcakes. Baking them seems to be a good idea too. I'm gonna try out that fruit-nut butter soon!

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  4. What lovely variations on plain oatcakes and your peach almond butter sounds absolutely delicious. I love peaches and almonds together. Thank you for sharing these recipes with the Hearth and Soul hop.

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  5. I love these variations of oatcakes, and the peach/almond butter sounds amazing! Thank you for sharing your recipes with us and I hope to welcome you over at Seasonal Celebration again this Wednesday! Rebecca @Natural Mothers Network x

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