Shall we have some more treats? Yes, I think we should. I only have a wedding in two weeks that I need to lose at least 4 stone for but that should be fine. Worse comes to the worst I can always chop my leg off, a leg surely must weigh about 4 stone, although that doesn’t help my fat face situation. Maybe I shouldn’t have made biscuits after all? Oh well, it’s too late for that, I’ve already eaten five.
I actually learnt to make these oaty biscuits at school but haven’t made them for about 10 years, I stumbled across the recipe the other day. I managed to make them out of ingredients I found in the back of my cupboard, nice and convenient. This has literally never happened to me before and probably never will again, I never have anything I need to make anything in this life.
Anyway, I love these biscuits because they’re short and buttery but not too sweet. If you have a sweet tooth though, feel free to dip them in melted chocolate for a more indulgent biscuit… Kind of wish I’d done that now. Enjoy!
Makes 12-14 biscuits / Takes 30 minutes
100g softened butter
100g demerara sugar
50g plain flour
half tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 egg yolks
A good crack of salt
1. Preheat your oven to 180c (fan 160c). Cream the butter and the sugar together, once combined beat in the 2 egg yolks.
2. Add the dry ingredients, a good crack of salt (the salt is important) and mix well.
3. Turn the mixture out onto a large piece of baking paper. Dust a rolling pin with flour and then roll out the mixture to around half a centimetre. Cut your biscuits out (I just use a small mug as I don’t own a cookie cutter) and pop them on to a greased baking tray. Sprinkle each biscuit with a pinch of demerara sugar and pop in the oven for 10-12 minutes.
4. Allow to cool for five minutes and then transfer the biscuits to a cooling rack. Enjoy with a nice cup of tea.
If you’ve had a go at making my hobnobs or any of my other recipes I’d love to hear about it. @corrieheale firstname.lastname@example.org