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Oatmeal Biscuits For Cheese Recipe
Monday Jan 16, 2012
Oatmeal Biscuits For Cheese
- 50g oat bran or oatmeal (just be aware that you might not find this in your local corner shop but you'll definitely find it in larger supermarkets and health food shops)
- 175g Wholemeal flour
- 2 level teaspoons baking powder
- 1 and 1/2 teaspoons dried mustard powder
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon sea salt (although any salt will do really)
- 100g unsalted, lower fat butter
- 2 level tablespoons golden caster sugar
- 3 tablespoons milk
- Plain flour for rolling
Sift the oat bran, flour, baking powder, mustard powder, pepper and salt and add any bran left in the sieve. Tip into the bowl of a food processor and add the butter and caster sugar. If you don't have a food processor you can easily rub the butter into the mixture using your hands: just wash them in cold water first, then rub the butter into the dry ingredients until it resembles crumble mixture or breadcrumbs.
Using the pulse button of the food processor, process the mixture until the butter has been rubbed into the flour, add the milk and pulse again until the mixture starts coming together to form a dough: it may not come totally together in a neat dough ball in your mixture but you can collect it all together by hand. Again, if you're not using a food processor, then you can easily add the milk and mix it all together using a wooden spoon and your hands!
Put it on a flour dusted work surface and knead lightly just enough to bring it all together then cover with a clean tea towel and set aside for 15 minutes
Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 180 degrees C/350 degrees F/gas mark 4 and line 2 baking trays with baking parchment and tidy up everything you've used so far.
Lightly flour the work surface again then roll the dough slightly thicker than a pound coin and cut out your biscuits using a cookie cutter (or the rim of a drinking glass if you haven't got any!). Reroll any trimmings and use up all the dough, arrange on the baking trays and prick all over with a fork then bake on the middle shelf of the pre heated oven for about 12 minutes or until the edges are starting to tuen golden. You may need to swap the trays over halfway through cooking.
Cool the biscuits on the baking tray for 2 minutes then transfer to a wire cooling rack
Chow down with cheese and chutney!!
Stored in an airtight container, they'll keep for a couple of weeks.
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