James has an absolute love of baking. Most weeks we take to the kitchen and make something, and this week his request was for biscuits. I didnt have any eggs (last time I wrote about making biscuits, we were out of plain flour; what kind of larder must you think I keep?!), so I decided to make oat biscuits. I thought about making flapjack, but had no golden syrup, so honey oat biscuits it was.
When I was pregnant with Noah, I started to get a bit of hay fever, and instead of figuring out which pill I could take safely, or coating the inside of my nose with gunk, I tried the local honey cure. I honestly don’t know if it worked; the hay fever kind of stopped, or I put up with it, I’m not sure. Anyway, I had the end of a jar of delicious local set honey, and I used it in these biscuits.
To make these yummy biscuits (I could hardly keep out of the biscuit tin!), you will need:
- 100g rolled oats
100g self raising flour
40g caster sugar
40g demerara sugar
2 teaspoons semi skimmed milk
2.5 tablespoons honey
First things first – Preheat the oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper. Then mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl.
Put the milk, honey and the butter into a saucepan. Heat gently until runny.
Transfer the milk and honey mix to the dry ingredients until well combined and makes a soft sticky dough.
Roll out the dough onto a well floured surface. You don’t need to do this; making little balls out of the dough then squashing them on the baking tray will be okay, too.
James loves to use his rolling pin, so we did it this way! Then James used a cookie cutter to make little biscuits and put them on the tray.
We made 20 biscuits with this recipe. We popped them in the oven for 10 minutes, then put them on a wire rack to cool.
These biscuits have honey in, so Noah could only enjoy eating magnets from the fridge door while we scoffed them! Remember, babies can’t have honey until they’re at least 12 months old, due to the risk of botulism.
They are so very yummy and really quick to make. Let me know if you have a go! Pin it for later here!