Granny Inkster's oatcakes are now made by Charmaine for her own two children (with a third on the way) now that she's living back in Shetland. She returned three years ago to raise her children closer to her family and now Charmaine has kindly given me the recipe to share with you all.
This recipe makes a big batch, Charmaine says, so it needs to be cooked in two lots. Although her grandmother used to cut them into squares Charmaine prefers to use shaped cookie cutters, as these appeal to her children, (Carah likes the flower shaped cutter). When it comes to mixing, hand mixing is always the best. The children like to get involved in this as well.