Thyme, Lemon and Sea Salt Oatcakes

Matte Black Bowls
by Matte Black Bowls
25 Small
40 min

Recently I have developed a love for oatcakes. They are so simple to make, from wholesome and affordable ingredients – and the most basic batch only requires 2 ingredients! I like to make a few simple additions that mix up the taste, and make this the perfect afternoon snack. The thyme, lemon and sea salt combination used here is super fresh and summery. Its great to use what you so feel free to swap the thyme for another herb like rosemary. If you are using dried herbs instead, reduce the quantities (about half) or else they might end up a bit strong!

Thyme, Lemon and Sea Salt Oatcakes
Recipe details
  • 25  Small
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 30 Minutes Total time: 40 min
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  • 100g (3/4 CUP) Rough Oats
  • 100g (3/4 CUP) Fine Oats (e.g. Quakers brand, or place rough oats in blender and blitz for a couple seconds)
  • 1 TBSP Butter (melted) 
  • 80ml (1/3 CUP) Hot Water
  • 1 TBSP Chopped Fresh Thyme 
  • 1 TSP Lemon Zest 
  • ½ TSP Sea Salt 
  • Heat the oven to 180 degrees fan. 
  • In a bowl, mix together the two types of oats. It is also completely fine to make up the full quantity of oats from only one variety, e.g. 200g fine oats – the resulting texture will just change a little.
  • Add the melted butter and rub it into the oats with your fingers. Finely chop the fresh thyme, zest the lemon and add both to the mixture along with the sea salt. Mix well. 
  • Add the hot water into the oats and continue to mix into the dough. Knead the dough with your hands for a few minutes, and the oats will start to absorb the water and the dough will become less sticky. If you find that it stay too stick still, you can add some more oats. 
  • Sprinkle some oats on the work surface and roll out the dough to about a 2-4mm thickness. Cut into circles with a cookie cutter. I like to use a 5cm size one to make small, snack-size oatcakes, but you could also make them bigger. Keep re-rolling the dough and cutting circles until there is none left. 
  • Place the oatcakes on a baking tray and place in the oven, sprinkle with a little more sea salt if you like them salty, baking for around 30 minutes until they are golden brown. 
  • Peggy Wolf Peggy Wolf on Oct 08, 2021

    I would like to make these but I don't understand the oven temperature. What is 180 degrees fan? Is that Fahrenheit or centigrade? What is fan?

  • Lila rose Lila rose on Oct 08, 2021

    What the heck is 180 degees fan??