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…

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One Response to “Get your oats!”

  1. jasnieres Says:

    Get some for me. They sound as though they may be as good as the ones we used to get from the bakery at Muir of Ord. I remember buying a dozen packets and we had eaten them all within a few days.
    I buy Ditty’s oatcakes when I am in England. They are from Northern Ireland and are absolutely scrumptious.
    I usually buy several packets, but they don’t last very long.
    I have been saying for about 40 years that I must try and make some. Maybe the time has come …


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