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Oatmeal was a main food for the Scots. Usually it was cooked and eaten as a hot cereal called porridge. Oatmeal was also made into oatcakes, cooked on a griddle.
The Scots also ate bread, potatoes, various fish, and pork. Many Scots enjoyed lots of seafood, such as lobsters, crabs, oysters, mussels, and clams. They kept dairy cows to supply milk. Tea was a favourite drink.
Makes one large oatcake, the size of a dinner plate, or four small ones.
125 g oatmeal
Recipe take from: The Scottish Canadians, by Allen Andrews. (Toronto: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1981), P. 48