If you run out of bread, these special oatcakes make a wonderful substitute.

500ml (2 cups) rolled oats
1ml salt
pinch of bicarbonate of soda
15ml (1 tablespoon) melted butter or margarine
hot water

Mix oats, salt and bicarbonate of soda with melted butter or margarine and enough hot water to bind. Knead into a round shape and press until about 1 cm thick on a flat surface dusted with oats. Cut into squares and cook on a grid or griddle over the braai fire until the sides of the oatcakes start to curl. Turn oatcakes over and brown other side. Serve plain or buttered.