Staffordshire oatcakes

Staffordshire oatcakes

Enjoy these speciality pancakes from Staffordshire – made from oatmeal, flour and yeast, we've filled ours with mushrooms and gruyère
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Heat the milk and 200ml water in a small pan over a gentle heat until steaming but not hot. Whisk together the yeast, 2 tsp sugar, the oatmeal, flours and salt in a bowl. Pour in the warmed milk and stir until the mixture resembles a thick batter. Cover and leave to prove in a warm spot for 1-2 hrs until increased in size and bubbly.
  2. Step 2

    Heat a dry, non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and fry the mushrooms for 8 mins until browned, stirring occasionally. Stir in the thyme and garlic, and fry for 2 mins until fragrant. Season and set aside.
  3. Step 3

    Brush a little of the oil over a non-stick frying pan set over a medium heat. Pour in a ladleful of batter and swirl the pan to coat the base. Fry for 2-3 mins until set and browned on the bottom, then flip and repeat. Take care when flipping, as they can break quite easily. Repeat with the remaining batter.
  4. Step 4

    To serve, return the pan to the medium heat, carefully lay in an oatcake and spoon some of the mushrooms over half of it. Sprinkle over a little of the grated gruyère. Fold the oatcake in half to create a semi-circle and enclose the filling, and fry gently for 1-2 mins until the cheese has melted. Repeat with the remaining oatcakes, mushrooms and cheese. Serve straightaway.