Thursday, 30 July 2009

My first post, Oat Biscuits

To start my posting, here goes a awesome recipe for oat biscuits.


1 cup of flour
1 cup of sugar (this can be either white, brown or muscovado, you choose)
2 cups of oats
2 eggs
about 1/4 cup of butter
1 teaspoon of baking powder
vanilla extract (vanilla sugar) to taste

A tray covered with baking paper

Linseeds, almonds, pine nuts, raisins, your muesli cereals, etc. It can add flavour to the cookies, just put some instead of some of the oats

How to do it:
I usually use 2 cups for these, and a big bowl to mix it.

First I put the butter in one cup and melt it in the microwave (10 - 15 seconds). The measure of butter is not a very strict one, depends on your tastes: less butter gives drier but also healthier biscuits.

With the second cup I measure the sugar and add it to the bowl. Then I add the eggs and the butter, and start mixing.

When It is all homogeneous I add the flour, baking powder and vanilla essence. Again, mix it.

The tricky part is the oats. After adding them, I try to incorporate all the oats in the batter. It's not easy, the mixture is sticky. I usually also add linseeds.

Once it's all mixed, I set aside some flour.

Covering my hands with flour (and this usually means going for the flour every 3 or 4 cookies) I take a small portion of batter and roll it between my hands, until is a nice ball. Then I put it in the tray, pressing a bit down so it becomes a bit flatter. Repeat. Repeat until your hands are full of oats and sticky all over.

When it's all done, put in the oven in medium temperature (about 170ºC) for 10 to 15 minutes.


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