Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Scottish Oat Crackers & February's Give-Away-Apron Winner

Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus!  In Welsh that is Happy St. David's Day and who doesn't need another day to celebrate?  Traditional festivities include wearing daffodils and leeks and is celebrated in Wales on March 1st, which is the date of Dewi Sant's death.  It marks the resistance of the Welsh to the Normans; resistance is something we Americans know a little something about! These oat crackers is something I had in the UK with a cheese plate and thought it would be nice to make for today, although they are typically Scottish!

Scottish Oat Crackers
1/2 cup Old Fashioned Oats toasted in a 350F-degree oven for 10 minutes.

Into a bowl of a food processor, pulse:

Toasted oats
3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 1/2 cups King Arthur all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp. Kosher salt
1/2 tsp. ground pepper

12 T ( 1 1/2 sticks) cold unsalted butter
Add the butter to the dry ingredients and pulse until a the mixture resembles coarse sand.


3 T cold water
Add the water, through the feed tube while pulsing.  Pulse several times to bring the dough together.
Bring dough together and seal in plastic wrap.
Chill about 1 hour.  Roll dough out onto parchment paper, sprinkling 1/4 cup (or more) of old fashioned oats over the top surface.

Roll dough to a 10" x 12" rectangle and cut into 2" x 3" crackers, using a pastry cutter.
Chill the dough once more, about 15 minutes, then you can easily separate the crackers for baking.
Preheat oven to 350F-degrees.  Bake crackers for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
Let rest on baking sheet about 15 minutes, then remove to a rack and cool completely. Enjoy!

Congratulations to Donna Alice!  Please email me your address and I will send this beautiful apron to you!  Tomorrow, I will have March's apron up; at least that is my plan:-D


20 comments:

  1. Congratulations Donna Alice!
    Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus i ti! Living in the birth place of Dewi Sant, less than 15 minutes from the very spot, today is a very special day indeed. The village is full of festivities and celebrations, with events going on all week long.
    ~~~Deb in Wales xoxo

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    1. I wish I was there--maybe next year!

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    2. That would be so wonderful, and you would have your own personal tour guide!
      I should also have said, those oat crackers look incredibly good and they are something I've never made but do enjoy eating!

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    3. I will take you up on that tour. Looks like I'll be getting over to the UK quite a bit!

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  2. Well happy Welsh Day to you, too! Fun to learn about new to me holidays. This is a cracker served with cheese? A sweet cracker? They sound rich and yummy...

    Congrats to your winner...such a pretty apron for spring!

    (Susan, I still care!)

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    1. Thank you, Vee. The cracker has some sweetness to it with the brown sugar, but it was probably because they serve them with Stilton and that needs the balance. However, we had them with a sharp cheddar and my hubby said it brought back memories of our trip to Scotland.

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  3. Those oat crackers would be so good...I love anything with oats in it. Congrats to your lucky winner. She'll love this apron, Sis! Hugs!

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  4. The crackers look delicious. Fun to learn about the holiday, I had just seen a show the other day on Wales,so beautiful.
    Congratulations Donna, enjoy your new apron!

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    1. I'm finding there must be a holiday everyday if you take in the diversity of our country!

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  5. I love crackers, esp. the homemade ones..these look beautifully golden and crisp, Susan.

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    1. I'm going to try a deep fried Brie recipe that I had in England that I know these would be delicious with...and maybe a glass of wine or hard cider!

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  6. Hi Susan. Congrats to Donna. That is a very pretty apron. The crackers sound good, too. You are amazing. Susan

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    1. Thank you, Susan. You're so sweet and I'm so glad we're blogging buddies; love your posts too!

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  7. Another wonderful apron to be shared with all of us tied to you by "apron strings". Thanks for your comment today...by the way, in last week's gardening post, I mentioned the daffodil as being the national flower of Wales.

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    1. I love we're tied together! Your gardening skills inspire me, XOXO

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  8. Yummy-looking crackers!
    That apron is so pretty and spring-like. :)

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    1. Spring is popping here, although today is quite chilly. Temperatures go up and down.

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  9. I had some crackers like this a while back and had been on the lookout for a recipe. Thanks! Can't wait to try them.

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    1. They are so easy to make and very tasty with cheese! Thank you for stopping by, XOXO

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