The Gubbeen Oatcake - Traditional Oatcakes with Gubbeen Cheese
On a visit to Belfast we met a Baker - Robert Ditty. We shared many ideals about food in our regions. ‘Local foods,’ he said, ‘need to have history and skills that had been handed down - like the oatcakes made in Northern Ireland.’
The Armagh Oats that he uses in our Gubbeen Oatcakes give them the depth of flavour that is almost unique to this sort of baking. Robert has been making his own oatcakes - now world famous - all his life and his father did so before him. They are a skilled and delicious food - but we added Gubbeen cheese and of course we use butter and skill in making them!