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Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Oat and raisin biscuits



Healthy Oaty Biscuit for man heading up a mountain




My man is heading up a mountain for a sleep out with a group of young adults.  He does this every year and each year the weather seems worse than the last.  He has had wind, thunder, lightening and this year extreme cold to contend with.  He always comes back smiling and says what a great bunch he has been out with.  He needs to carry calorie dense foods with him to get him through the day and night he will be out, so, I being the kind wifey I am decided to bake him some oaty biscuits to pass around the camp fire.  Duty done, then I can toast my feet by the fire at home and consider having a nice glass of red.  More my cup of tea, so to speak.

I adapted a recipe I had to make it into a tray bake.  Then it cuts into easier slabs and does not break up as much.  It is very easy to make, melt the butter in a saucepan, mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl.  Lash in two eggs and press into a tin. Bake. Hardly rocket science.  So this is what I did.

Pre heat the oven to 180c/350f/gas 4

6oz/180g melted butter or margarine
9oz/260g soft brown sugar
10oz/270g wholemeal flour
6oz/125g oats, either flaked oats or a mixture of pinhead and flaked
bare level teaspoon bread soda
4oz/125g raisins
2oz/55g chopped cherries
2 eggs, lightly beaten

Line a swill roll tin 13 x 9 or 33cmx23cm with parchment paper.  Melt the butter gently and leave to cool.  Place all the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well.  Make a well in the center and add the melted butter and the beaten eggs to form a soft dough.  

Press the mixture into the lined tin and flatten evenly.  Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, until nicely browned.  Allow to cool before marking into slices.  




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