It's a busy time of year at the farm; lambing is drawing to a close and they are just about to start tailing. A good time to top up the cake tins. I adapted a recipe from the newspaper, taking out the eggs and nuts so it's suitable for one of Little Miss 4's swimming buddies who has food allergies.
Spicy Oatmeal & Brown Sugar Biscuits
2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup flour
3 cups rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoon ground mixed spice
1 teaspoon ground ginger
3/4 cup chopped dried apricots
3/4 cup chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 180 deg. C. and line a couple of baking sheets.
Add the baking soda to the warmed milk, and blend it into the butter and sugar mix. Add the vanilla.
Sift the flour and spices together into a large bowl.
Place the rolled oats into a large food processor and blend until finely ground.
Add them to the flour with the chopped dried apricots and chocolate chips.
Mix well and make a well in the centre.
Add the butter mix and stir to combine.
Put tablespoon lots onto the lined tray and flatten a little.
Bake for 15 minutes until golden brown. Makes about 36 large biscuits.
I think you'll like them Willow. The exact quantity of chocolate is up to you!
Hope you've all had a lovely relaxing weekend. I've had a couple of great 'crafternoon' sessions, so keep an eye out for some new and crafty posts this week.