Tag Archives: oats

Edinburgh squares

Liquid gold. Lyle’s golden syrup is amazing. It is not present in the base of this cookie, but with a cup of butter, one and a half of rolled oats and two eggs, it is not missed there. There’s a … Continue reading

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Apricot oaties

“Oats: A grain, which in England is generally given to horses, but which in Scotland supports the people.” Thus begins Sharon Tyler Herbst’s recipe for apricot oaties. Of course, she’s quoting Samuel Johnson’s 1755 Dictionary of the English Language in … Continue reading

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Marriage, mongrels, and melting moments

The recipe for these cookies, melting moments, originated in Scotland, or so claims Sharon Tyler Herbst. Wheat apparently does not grow well there, and so there is little flour in these. Cornstarch, sugar, butter, lard, an egg, a bit of … Continue reading

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A two-fer

First up, chocolate-dipped sablés (or Sablés de Caen, if you prefer the French name), or as I like to think of them, black is the colour of my true love’s heart. Not that there’s anything amiss in Camelot. It is … Continue reading

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Canadian Apple-Oat Bars, etc.

What? The 7th of December? Already? Where have I been? I have baked. Cake-like from British Columbia, these are spicy and good. They are not too sweet, and so some of us here are tempted to have them with coffee … Continue reading

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