Get your oats!
March 2, 2010
I don’t normally blog about specific brands or labels – I reckon they do very well, thank you, without my help. But when I was in Neal’s Yard Dairy and spotted these rough, thick, crunchy-looking oatcakes in a basket by the till, I knew I had to try them. And once I’d tried them, I knew I’d have to share this not-so-delicate delicacy!
The oatcakes were so tempting that I couldn’t even wait to leave the shop before tearing open the packet to eat one. And, as I was leaving, one of the women who works there and was tempting passers-by with samples of various cheeses, spotted me munching away, and offered me a little something to go with the oatcake. (It turned out that she was Scottish, so understood my urgent need to stuff it in my gob!)
So there I stood, on the street outside Neal’s Yard Dairy at 10am in the morning, eating an impromptu picnic of cheese and biscuits, chatting to a nice Scottish lady about the merits of Colston Bassett Stilton and washed rind goat’s milk cheese. And very nice it was too.
I had all sorts of plans for the remaining oatcakes, but none came to fruition. The few remaining crumbs that were left by the time I got home were simply slathered in butter and eaten standing up in the kitchen. Oh well, I’ll just have to go back and get some more…