Staffordshire Oatcakes

Preparation info

  • Makes About

    5

    23 cm 9 in oatcakes
    • Difficulty

      Easy

    • Ready in

      4 hr 30

Appears in

Slow Dough, Real Bread

Slow Dough, Real Bread

By Chris J L Young

Published 2016

  • About

The oatcakes of Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Cheshire are soft and almost like crêpes or pancakes. When I was young they rarely strayed to south Staffordshire where my family lived, but my dad’s job used to take him to their native territory and he’d buy some. Now that I live in London, he still brings them to stock up my freezer when he visits. Here’s my recipe, which uses yeast rather than the baking powder typically used by commercial producers.