Sunday, 28 June 2015

Frugal recipe: Thrifty Lesley's oaty biscuits

. . . which can be found here.

For once, my photo!  :-)

I made these this morning using half quantities.  It's a very, very easy recipe although before baking one wonders what it will turn out like as the raw mixture looks - er - odd!
However, I carried on and finished.  I gave them longer than the recipe said - 15 mins and then I turned the heat down by about 10 degrees and gave them five more minutes.  They didn't burn and turned out light and crisp all the way through.  I baked them on parchment so no sticking whatsoever.

I'm not a great admirer of cookies that are gooey in the middle.  I prefer crisp and crunch in my biscuits and this recipe delivers it all.

I didn't add anything and would say that it would be worth adding more seasoning.  Ground ginger would be great or chopped crystallised ginger (yum), as would cinnamon or other spice (garam masala comes to mind here) or some dried fruit.  The butter taste is missing, of course.
However, they are perfectly scrummy all by themselves and I'm glad I have visitors today or I would be forced to eat them all up myself and that would never do, would it?

Take a look and have a go - they're really good.


  1. home made digestives are really easy and delicious but as the dough is very short it needs rolling between sheets of cling film

  2. I just squashed these and it worked very well - they're not digestives though! :-)
    J x