This simple, but delicious recipe is a mix between a cookie and a pastry. They reminded me of home somehow and I understood why Diana Gabaldon included them in the scene where Jamie returns home. If you're looking for food ideas for Outlander, look no further!
- 2 cups flour
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup salted butter
- ½ cup water
Stir flour, oats, brown sugar, and baking powder together in a large bowl.
Cut butter into small pieces and use a pastry cutter or your hands to mix the butter into the dry mixture.
Next, add in water until the mixture is wet enough to form a ball.
Refrigerate dough for at least 30 minutes. (This dough is very sticky and refrigeration helps to make it more manageable.)
On a floured surface roll the dough to 1/4” thickness (flour on the rolling pin helps as well).
Cut into circles using a cookie cutter or a drinking glass.
Bake on a greased baking sheet at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
Serve warm (if possible) with your favorite preserves or soft cheese.
These were so good, I made them twice in one week!
We used a mixed berry preserve on top. My 3 year old loved them and he’s a picky eater. You can also serve with cheese if you prefer a more savory option. The cakes are slightly sweet themselves.
Serve with Scotch Whisky in crystal glasses for an enlivened discussion! (Which reminds me of a great video of Diana Gabaldon speaking about her writing process.)