These are a traditional favourite. Small, sweet pancakes, farl oatcakes are known in parts of Britain as drop scones while in South Africa, they are called flapjacks.
The recipe didn't make clear whether cooked oatmeal or raw oats were to be used. I opted to use the oats so I ground them in my coffee grinder to get a nice fine texture. Since there was no flavor other than salt and no acid to activate the baking soda, I replaced the water with milk and a splash of lemon juice. The only sweetness is added afterwards. They were filling and nutritious, a good way to get oatmeal into your diet. - 29 Aug 2013