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
1 egg
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.

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