Made with just five ingredients—oatmeal, wheat flour, butter, water, and salt—these traditional Irish oatcakes are outstanding topped with good, creamy butter and sweet jam. This recipe comes to us from Darina Allen's Irish Traditional Cooking: Over 300 Recipes from Ireland's Heritage (Kyle Books; 2012).
- 1 1⁄2 cups stone-ground oatmeal, preferably Macroom's
- 1 1⁄2 cups whole wheat flour, plus more for dusting
- 3 tbsp. unsalted butter or lard, cubed and chilled, plus butter for serving (optional)
- 1⁄2 tsp. kosher salt
- 3⁄4 cup boiling water
- Jam, for serving (optional)