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Oat Cakes: Do any Austin bakeries make them?

sweet100s Feb 19, 2012 12:48 AM

While vacationing in Seattle last fall to escape the Texas heat, I experienced Oat Cakes from Macrina Bakery & Cafe.

It was 10am on a weekend morning, I had just stepped inside and was taking in all the delicious and interesting options. A runner comes in, takes a quick look at the goodies behind the glass, and starts to seem anxious. "You aren't out of Oat Cakes are you?"

At that point I had picked out a plum croissant and a sour lemon cherry coffee cake. The "oat cake" plate retrieved from hiding contained uninteresting triangles of compressed something. But since Ms. Runner seemed so relieved to get one, I asked her what was the deal. She said, "Try it; I promise you'll understand."

I remember the plum croissant was completely delicious (I love plums), I don't remember the coffee cake, but I am absolutely craving those oat cakes.

Do any Austin bakeries make them?
Any close versions from groceries? HEB and Wheatsville Coop didn't have anything similar.

Macrina Bakery's version looked more like these:
http://www.thehandmadeoatcakecompany.co.uk/

and not at all like these:
http://www.food.com/recipe/scottish-oat-cakes-429448

http://www.macrinabakery.com/index.html

Chowhound Home Cooking thread I posted to ask for Oat Cake recipes
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/834476

  1. hlk Feb 19, 2012 08:54 AM

    Here's a proper photo of the real thing, I believe:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/archival...

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    1. re: hlk
      sweet100s Feb 19, 2012 03:50 PM

      Exactly!

      I remembered triangles, but that is it- more like diamonds.

      They don't look very... delicious, but they really are.

      1. re: sweet100s
        hlk Mar 30, 2012 08:29 AM

        Last night I saw that Antonelli's is selling Effie's Oatcakes, FYI:

        http://www.effieshomemade.com/product...

        Not a bakery and not made locally, but maybe similar-ish to what you're looking for?

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