Your oatcakes are quite superb, a delicious cookie with cheese or anything.
Effie’s Oatcakes are a 4th generation family recipe with origins in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Crisp, lightly sweetened, with a nutty flavor, oatcakes are a perfect snack any time of day.
Oats - An Ancient Food Staple Brought To The New World By Early Settlers
- Oats grow naturally alongside wheat and barley. They were once considered weeds, but were then cultivated in 1,000 BCE.
- The ancient Greeks and Romans grew oats for animal feed.
- Oats became widely used in Great Britain and Scotland because they could ripen in the cold, wet climate.
- The Scottish Highlanders depended on oats as a staple of their diet.
- Oats came to America with the early colonists. Captain Bartholomew Gosnold first planted oats on the Elizabeth Islands off the Massachusetts coast.
- Oats were grown throughout colonial America and then spread west with the settlers.
- Quaker Oats Company created rolled oats in the late 19th century by steaming and rolling out the kernels. From there[,] many more recipes for breads and other baked goods were created using rolled oats.
Serving Size Approx. 2 pieces (34g), Amount Per Serving: Calories 180, Calories from Fat 90, Total Fat 9g (14% DV), Saturated Fat 5g (25% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 20mg (7% DV), Sodium 135mg (6% DV), Total Carbohydrate 22g (7% DV), Dietary Fiber 1g (4% DV), Sugars 7g, Protein 3g, Vitamin A (4% DV), Vitamin C (0% DV), Calcium (0% DV), Iron (6% DV). Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Made in a facility that also processes eggs, milk, peanuts, soy and tree nuts.
Effie's Oatcakes are great by themselves, but they're also wonderful when paired with other specialty foods. Here are some of our favorites:
- Sharp Cheddar or Stilton Cheese