The weather has definitely turned towards Autumn, the mornings are cold and misty. At least this year we can say we actually had a Summer, the weather has been glorious. When the nights start closing it I find it is always nice to have a cup of tea and some biscuits to end the evening. There is something comforting about oats, lovely in porridge as a breakfast but also fabulous for cooking with. This weekend I decided I was going to make some biscuits and as I had some oats in the cupboard I make a simple crunchy oat biscuit that goes fabulously with a cup of tea.
I have to warn you, these are deliciously moreish and once you have one can’t stop. I noticed that several had disappeared after I left them out to cool and found my son with crumbs on his face. He swore he hadn’t had any but I did catch him raiding the tin later. If you want to try them this is the recipe.
Oat Biscuits Recipe
- 6oz (170g) margarine
- 6oz (170g) granulated sugar
- 3 level tablespoons syrup
- 1 ½ tsp baking powder
- 6oz (170g) plain flour
- 8oz (225g) rolled oats
- Pre-heat the oven to 350F, 180C, Gas Mark 4.
- Put the margarine, sugar and syrup in a pan and warm gently until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat
- Add the rest of the ingredients to the sugar mixture and mix well.
- Allow to cool then roll the mixture into small balls between floured palms and place on a greased baking tray.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden brown.
Serve when cool with a nice cup of tea.