My sugar adiction continues apace, and I’m not quite ready to kick it in the head just yet, so I’ve been doing a bit of baking to at least save me from shop bought stuff. These lovely oaty biscuits from the M&S Baking Bible are my favourite, they’re a little bit like flapjacks, but not quite as buttery. And loaded up with extra spice (my addition to the recipe) they’re just perfect for this fake winter weather we’ve been having. If it’s going to be cold like January, we might as well eat winter foods.
To make these, you need:
175g butter, 275g demerara sugar, 1 egg, 4 tbsp water, 1tsp vanilla extract or 1 packet vanilla sugar, 1 tsb cinnamon or mixed Lebkuchen/christmas spice, 375g oats (I’ve used a mix of the small ones and the big ones), 140g plain flour, 1tsp salt, 0.5 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1. cream sugar and butter
2. add egg, water, vanilla and cinnamon and beat until smooth
3. mix flour, oats, salt and bicarb in a different bowl
4. stir dry and wet mixtures together until well combined
5. place tablespoon sized portions on a baking tray. They rise a little bit, so leave enough space in between
6. bake at 180 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Don’t overbake, they’re nicer when they’re a bit squidy
Speaking of biscuits, I’m planning on trying those scone like things Americans call biscuits at some point!