Effie's Homemade Oatcakes
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- by Effie's Homemade
- United States
Building on a Scottish tradition, Effie’s Homemade Oatcakes are crunchy with a hint of sweet and a touch of salt teetering the border between a cookie and a cracker. Though they might have started as a military tradition—soldiers in 14th century Scotland would make their own oatcakes over a campfire—they’re now a mainstay on cheese boards and tea sets worldwide. Try them with some Murray's La Tur and crisp apple slices for a tasty afternoon snack.
Allergens: Milk, Wheat
- Effie’s Homemade Oatcakes are decadently buttery and crumbly, with just a hint of sweet and a touch of salt.
- Oatcakes are a Scottish tradition, dating back to the 14th century.
- Soldiers would make oatcakes over an open fire, and the tradition traveled to North America when many Scots settled in Canada during the 18th century.
- They became a staple of afternoon tea, thanks to the salty, sweet, crumbly texture that pairs well with fruit spreads and soft cheeses.
- Effie’s oatcakes are made using a 4th generation family recipe hailing from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.
- Former cooking instructors Irene Costello and Joan MacIsaac founded Effie’s in 2007 using an oatcake recipe handed down by Joan’s mother: Effie MacLellan.
- The recipe had been in MacLellan’s family for years, and she would often share the oatcakes with relatives and friends in Nova Scotia. When the family moved to Dorchester, Massachusetts, the tradition continued.
- Today, the Effie’s team uses real butter, sugar, spices, and whole grains to make their biscuits in small batches.
- Effie’s Homemade was founded in 2007 by former cooking instructors Irene Costello and Joan MacIsaac.
- Their signature oatcakes are made using a traditional recipe handed down to them by Joan’s mother, Effie MacLellan.
- Oatcakes are a Scottish tradition, dating back to the 14th century when soldiers would make their own over an open fire.
- The tradition made its way to North America when many Scots settled in Canada during the 18th century.
- They became a staple of afternoon tea, paired with fruit spreads and soft cheeses.
- Effie MacLellan would make her own oatcakes for her friends in Nova Scotia, and continued the tradition when she moved to Dorchester, MA.
- Now, her daughter uses the family recipe to create her own hand-made, small batch oatcakes using premium ingredients.
- In addition to oatcakes, they now make an array of sweet-savory biscuits. All are equally delicious!