Crispy oaty biscuits

These are the simplest biscuits to make. plateful 13-2-14

The recipe is an old one from my sister-in-law Wendy, and is written in my rounded teenage handwriting on the back of a piece of old wallpaper [below]. recipe 13-2-14the wallpaper 13-2-14I like any biscuits which are oaty, these include those very English ingredients – self-raising flour and golden syrup – which we buy at Iceland on the coast. tin of golden syrup 13-2-14Makes 15 biscuits

6oz self-raising flour
5oz sugar
3oz oats
4oz sunflower margarine
1 tbsp golden syrup
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 tbsp hot water

Heat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Lightly oil two baking trays. dry ingredients in bowl 13-2-14Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl.

Gently melt the margarine and syrup in a small saucepan, until mixed. syrup and margarine - in the pan 13-2-14syrup and margarine - melted 13-2-14Add to the dry ingredients and stir. add syrup to dry ingredients 13-2-14syrup and dry ingredients - mixed 13-2-14Dissolve the bicarb in the hot [not boiling] water, and add to the oat mix. dissolve bicard in hot water 13-2-14The extra liquid loosens the mixture and makes it easier to work with. cake mix - add bicarb 13-2-14Using a dessert-spoon, put six mounds of mixture onto each baking tray, spread widely apart. Reserve the remaining mixture, and bake in a second batch. baking tray - ready to go into oven 13-2-14Bake for 10-15 minutes until pale golden. Mine were ready after 12 minutes.

Remove while hot onto a cooling rack, they are still soft at this stage but crisp up while cooling. just out of the oven 13-2-145 to remember
la cuñada– the sister-in-law
redondeado/a – rounded
adolescente – teenage
la letra – the handwriting
el papel pintado – wallpaper

14 thoughts on “Crispy oaty biscuits

  1. Lottie Nevin

    YUM! I’ve heard peeps talk about the Iceland on the coast, I may have to pop in there one day and see what they’ve got. Just occasionally there is the odd thing that I need that I can’t find in any of the shops – Atora suet for example but I shouldn’t be eating it anyway! 😀

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  2. Dugutigui

    “Biscuits, biscuits: wherefore art thou biscuits? Hath mine beloved hidden thou once more from mine eyes? Alas, mine coffee cries out. Lo!” -T.J. Bowes
    I’m trying this weekend … tasty post!

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