Monday, 17 December 2018

Vegan Thyme Oatcakes

Super excited to share this recipe of my first batch of homemade Vegan Thyme Oatcakes, these are the perfect accompaniment to chutney - vegetarian blue cheese optional. These fantastic cakes are lightly flavoured with thyme and take less than 30 minutes to come together.


These Vegan Thyme Oatcakes are very simple to make, delicious to eat and put into fabric-lined boxes, cover with a lid and tie with festive ribbon, make a wonderful gift for friends and family.


These simple yet elegant looking Vegan Thyme Oatcakes makes the ideal accompaniment to a Christmas Cheeseboard or perfect as an edible gift in a food hamper for a foodie friend, colleague or relative.

HO-HO-HO! Christmas countdown has started and now that festive season is just knocking on the door, I have started exploring various baking goodies for the friends and family. I have bookmarked and pinned a few, let's see how successful I can be in baking this year, but since I spotted this Thyme oatcake recipe in the Tesco food magazine, (and when a recipe makes your mouth water just looking at it), then I give that recipe a priority in my "to make" list. I love to bake my Rosemary and Black Pepper Oatcakes again and again. The original recipe called for butter, but I replaced it with coconut oil. and I spent less than a half an hour happily in the kitchen messing about with these gorgeous Vegan Thyme Oatcakes!

More edible gift idea recipes

Apple Saffron Chutney

Cardamom and Cinnamon Fudge

Orange and Cinnamon Turkish Delight


These Vegan Thyme Oatcakes are very simple to make, delicious to eat and put into fabric-lined boxes, cover with a lid and tie with festive ribbon, make a wonderful gift for friends and family.



WHAT ARE OATCAKES?


Oatcakes are native to Scotland, originally baked as a long-lasting alternative to bread and stored in the meal chest. Originally oatcakes are prepared with oats or oatmeal and fat such as butter or lard, and baked into a large circle then cut into triangles. Usually, oatcakes are kept plain, but nowadays you can see them with various flavours and they are pretty good too. They are pretty easy to make and can be enjoyed as a snack with cheese, meat or vegetable dishes or simply with honey for a breakfast, apparently, our Queen enjoys them for breakfast too, if they are good enough for her, pretty sure for us too!


THYME OATCAKES


Like, I mentioned above that you can find flavoured oatcakes with various flavours and with herbs, they are so delicious. Thyme oatcakes taste perfect without overpowering. Thyme is in season during winter months and its earthy flavour is a key ingredient in many winter dishes, they blend so well in savoury bakes.

INGREDIENTS FOR VEGAN THYME OATCAKES


Porridge oats
Fresh thyme
Wholemeal flour
Coconut oil
Sugar and salt
Sea salt ( optional )

CAN I MAKE THE DOUGH IN ADVANCE?


Yes, you can make the dough in advance and keep it for up to 45 hours, wrap the dough in cling film and chill in the fridge.

CAN I FREEZE THYME OATCAKES?


These oatcakes are freezable, once baked let it cool completely and transfer into a freezable safe container. These can be frozen for up to 3 months. When ready to eat, defrost at room temperature for 30-60 minutes.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS


Usually, oatcakes are served with cheese, for a vegan option, serve with vegan cheese, cashew cream or hummus would work fine.

HOW TO MAKE THYME OATCAKES?


Thyme oatcake recipe and method is so easy and straightforward, making these oatcakes couldn't be easier and your little bakers will have fun joining in. ask them to help you with the weighing the ingredients for you. Just add all the ingredients in a bowl, add hot boiling water ( adult job) knead the dough, roll it out, cut it in whatever shape you or your little ones fancy and bake in the oven. Voilla! Never thought oatcake can be this easy to produce did you?




I had great fun baking it, and they turned out a bit too fab really as I have felt obliged to eat them non stop before even taking pictures, and I had to bake another batch just for my blog, but I did not mind at all as I enjoyed baking them again.

These Vegan Thyme Oatcakes are very simple to make, delicious to eat and put into fabric-lined boxes, cover with a lid and tie with festive ribbon, make a wonderful gift for friends and family.

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Edible gift, Christmas gift, vegan oatcakes, thyme recipe, eggless baking, christmas baking
Snacks, Savoury Baking
British
Yield: 12-15 oatcakes

Vegan Thyme Oatcake

These simple yet elegant looking Vegan Thyme Oatcakes makes the ideal accompaniment to a Christmas Cheeseboard or perfect as an edible gift in a food hamper for a foodie friend, colleague or relatives.
prep time: 10 minscook time: 20 minstotal time: 30 mins

ingredients

125 g porridge oats
50g wholemeal flour plus some for dusting
70ml hot water
1/2 tsp. bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp. sugar
7-8 sprigs thyme (leaves picked)
40g coconut oil cold ( Olive oil can be used too
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. sea salt ( optional )

instructions

Preheat the oven to gas mark 5 or 180C.
In a big bowl add oats, flour, salt, soda, sugar and thyme ( reserve a couple of sprig for later )
Add coconut oil and rub in the flour with your fingers, until the mix resembles breadcrumbs.
Add hot water little by little (careful here) until you have a thick crumbly dough.
Dust some flour on the working surface and roll out the dough to 5mm thick and cut out rounds with cookie cutter.
Place them on a lined baking tray.
Brush each biscuit with a little water and sprinkle remaining thyme leaves and sea salt.
Bake for 20 minutes but keep an eye on from the 15th minute or until lightly browned.
Transfer them on the cooling rack.
Serve at room temperature with stilton blue cheese and chutney.

NOTES:

* Olive oil can be used.
Can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for 3 days.
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17 comments:

  1. I absolutely must try this recipe. I've been especially keen on oatcakes lately. With so much cooking and baking going on, I didn't get a chance to make crackers, yet ... But these are the sort of thing I like to have on hand for snacks, no matter the time of year. I adore all of your recipes and want to try them all!

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  2. I must say I've never heard of oatcakes but they're so interesting and tasty looking, I'm definitely going to have to give this recipe a try. Thank you!

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  3. Oh what a great idea. They must taste amazing. The last time I made oatcakes they crumbled :(

    Sharing this now. Merry Christmas x

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  4. I love oatcakes and can only enjoy them when I'm in UK. Your recipe for homemade oatcakes is for keeps. Didn't know they were so easy to make.

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  5. I've never made oatcakes at home before but it's something I'd love to try and I think it's a brilliant idea to flavour them with thyme.

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  6. What a great idea for a brunch item. I would love them with soup, salad and chili too. Toasted for breakfast instead of an english muffin would be amazing. I will have to give this recipe a try. So delicious and different.

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  7. These look great! I also want to check out your cardamom fudge...what a unique flavor combination.

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  8. These look like a great game day snack that everyone would enjoy.

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  9. Thyme is one of my favorite herbs! I love using it wherever I can. These oat cakes sounds like a delicious way to do it!

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  10. These are so delicious!! I love making them for a easy snack to take to work!! Thanks for an awesome recipe!

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  11. Love the idea of vegan oatcakes, they look delicious and perfect for parties any time of the year!

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  12. I love the combo of sweet with fresh herbs. These sound so amazing and I can’t wait to try this recipe!!

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  13. I love how easy, but still elegant, these seem. Homemade crackers on a cheese board is guaranteed to be a winner!

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  14. Oh my! These oatcakes are so lovely! They would be amazing on a charcuterie board! Speaking of boards, the surface you used for these photos is beautiful. It's a refurbished door, right? I love it!

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    1. Thanks Krista for a beautiful comment. Yes, it is old door, my neighbour wanted to get rid of, so I took it happily :)

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  15. I love the sound of these! So great that they are vegan too. Your photos are gorgeous by the way, love that door, what a great idea x

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  16. These cookies looks simply amazing! Sounds and looks absolutely gorgeous!

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