Staffordshire oatcakes

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Oats in the North, Wheat from the South: The history of British Baking, savoury and sweet

By Regula Ysewijn

Published 2020

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These oatcakes were the traditional breakfast for people who worked in the potteries of Stoke-on-Trent and the surrounding area. Unlike Scottish oatcakes, which are biscuits, these oatcakes are floppy like pancakes and vary in thickness from region to region in the North of England. They were eaten while still hot, filled with bacon or any other savoury filling, or dried in front of the fire so they became hard as a crispbread and sometimes even toasted.

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