I figure it is only right and good to share Nancy's mother's recipe for Rickety Uncle. I thought about adding it as a footnote to the Hacked Rickety Uncle post but that just wasn't right. A recipe as beloved and venerable as Rickety Uncle (not to mention the cool name) deserves a post of its own.
(from Nancy Simpson)
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 cup melted butter (or margarine)
4 cups rolled oats
salt - around a teaspoon
vanilla or almond flavouring or both - 1 lid each
Melt butter and add dry ingredients which have been mixed together. Bake at 350. 15-25. Brown and bubbly.
And that is just exactly the way I got it from Nancy, which I am pretty sure is just the way it is written on the card in her file. I love those kind of recipes - the casual assumption cooks used to have that everyone knew how to cook and what the notes they had made would mean. I have a "cookbook' of my grandmother's that is full of recipes that are very similar; some are absolutely cryptic.
Anyway, enjoy Rickety Uncle or the hacked offspring. The relationship is not hard to find. I think it might be the butter and sugar (?!!) but these are super yummy. Like I said - we absolutely inhaled them!
And Nancy - thanks ever so much again.