The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have been taking a virtual "taste tour" around the UK this week, sharing recipes and anecdotes gathered during their travels around the country.
So far, they've offered how-to's for making Cornish pastries (from a family-run company in Callington, Engalnd, visited by Camilla), soda farls (from a traditional bakery in Castledawson, Northern Ireland, visited by Charles), and oatcakes (from one of the last working watermills in Scotland, visited by Camilla). The latter is particularly easy to whip up, featuring a limited ingredient list and elementary cooking methods—and, of course, they sound delicious.
Oatcakes also boast an interesting history, as a sweet snack eaten in Scotland since its Roman occupation many hundreds of years ago. Nowadays, "They are commonly eaten at breakfast or served up with a cheese board," the royal couple's Instagram caption notes.
See the full recipe below.
100g medium oatmeal
70g fine oatmeal
30g pinhead oatmeal
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp sugar
2 tbsp sunflower oil (or olive oil)
100ml boiling water
Mix the dry ingredients and add water until the mixture becomes a workable soft paste. If too hard, add more water. If too soft, add more medium oatmeal.
Turn out onto a surface dusted well with oatmeal.
Roll the paste with a rolling pin to the desired thickness (about 2-6 mm).
Cut into shape and place onto a baking tray.
Bake on 340°F (170°C) for 20-30 minutes. Oatcakes should be toasted brown and not soft in the middle.
This week, join us as we take a taste tour around the United Kingdom and look back at Their Royal Highnesses’ visits featuring all things food from across the country - with some special recipes shared along the way! 👩🍳👨🍳🇬🇧 Today we start off in Scotland! 🏴 The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay, as known in Scotland, have visited a range of local delis, ice cream parlours and many more food businesses during their regular visits to the country. In Highland Perthshire, Her Royal Highness saw one of the last working watermills in Scotland during a visit in 2017. Wheat and oats are stoneground in the traditional manner at @blairathollwatermill to make flour for use in their tea room and bakery. 🌾 The Blair Atholl Watermill Bakery often makes oatcakes to sell or serve at the mill. The simple recipe only requires three main ingredients - oatmeal, salt and water - and takes less than an hour to prepare and cook. 🏴🥣 ⬅️ Swipe across to try their traditional recipe for yourself! Did you know that oatcakes are thought to have existed in Scotland since the Roman times? They are commonly eaten at breakfast or served up with a cheese board. 📸 @blairathollwatermill
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