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October 24, 2015
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We can’t complain about the weather – it’s been dry for weeks and here on the edge of the Peak District we’re certainly used to rain! Having said that it changed our plans to head to the Halloween trail at Tatton Park with the grandchildren and instead they came to us for a few hours of baking and playing on the Wii.

Firstly we made sausage rolls – after a deep discussion with a six year old about using ready made puff pastry hindering his chances of getting a place on the Bake Off in the future!

Baking fun

Baking fun

Then – before we prepared Cheesy Staffordshire Oatcakes for our lunch – he made these easy treats – he’s not a big eater but cheese, jam and sausages are top of his choices!


7 ounces cold butter – diced
1-1/2 cup Plain Flour
1-1/2 cup Oats
1 cup Soft Brown Sugar
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1 jar (10 To 12 Ounce) Strawberry Jam or any jam of your choice


1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Fan oven. Butter a 9 x 13 or 8 x 10 baking tin.

2. Mix together the flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add in the butter until it resembles coarse crumbs. (I admit I do this in my Kitchen Aid it takes seconds).

Mix in the butter

Mix in the butter

3. Sprinkle half the mixture into the pan and press lightly to pack it in.

4. Spoon strawberry jam evenly over the surface, then use a knife to spread it around.

5. Sprinkle the other half of the oat mixture over the top and pat lightly again.

Pack lightly

Pack lightly

6. Bake until light golden brown on top, about 30 to 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and let it cool in the tin before cutting into bars.

Jammie Oatcake Slices

Jammie Oatcake Slices

After a busy few hours they’ve gone home now with a box of Jammie treats for later.

  1. DFernandes permalink
    October 24, 2015 2:57 pm

    Definitely going to try these, (very surprised by cup measurement not weight ,as I see you are UK based). I know these won’t last long here

    • October 24, 2015 3:49 pm

      We’ve been chatting about using cup measures on Twitter – I love them as long as they are proven to work so this is an oldie but goodie recipe from my Mum’s recipe notebook and I’ve done it a few times now converting to cups! I hope you like them – very economical particularly if you happen to have home made jam!

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