Monday, March 11, 2013
Oat and Bran Biscuits
I made these biscuits for the kids - they are nothing "wow" but perfect for what I wanted - an alternative to plain, bought biscuits, where I can control the sugar & other nasties! They're from my Women's Weekly "1000 Best-Ever Recipes" book. Another batch of these I added some finely chopped dried apricot and cut back on the sugar, and that worked well too.
1 cup plain flour
1 cup unprocessed bran
3/4 cup rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
60g butter, chopped
1/2 cup caster sugar
2 tablespoons water (approx)
Process flour, bran, oats, soda and butter until crumbly; add sugar, egg and enough of the water to make a firm dough. Knead on floured surface until smooth; cover, refrigerate 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius/160 fan-forced. Grease oven trays; line with baking paper.
Divide dough in half; roll each half between sheets of baking paper to about 5mm thickness. Cut dough into 7cm rounds; place on trays 2cm apart.
Bake biscuits about 15 minutes. Stand on tray 5 minutes; transfer to wire rack to cool.