I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for ways to keep the children entertained during the summer holidays. Plans and back up plans, some of which we will go out of our way to do and some of which I keep in reserve for quiet days at home.
Somewhere along the line, these plans invariably include baking. So I’m just popping in with this easy recipe from my family archives because I wonder if you might like to have it as a back up summer bake too. Though, if I’m honest, they’re worth a bake anyway…
I am using one of Flora’s new dairy free flavoured spreads, which are made from plant based ingredients. It’s the most straightforward of recipes to mix, involves getting your hands covered in dough – so most children I’ve met love to help, and can be adapted to be gluten free easily. The recipe includes an egg but would work with an egg substitute too, so whatever your diet, it’s one for you!
115g Flora Dairy Free Coconut & Almond spread
85g caster sugar
1 egg yolk
140g self raising flour
roughly 40g oats
Makes around 18 small biscuits or 12 larger biscuits.
It’s really very easy, begin by adding all the ingredients except the oats to a bowl. Mix until they blend together to form a biscuit dough. I find mixing it with a spoon to begin with followed by bringing it together with my hands works best. The dough really needs to be just mixed rather than over worked.
Pop the dough in the fridge for 20-30 minutes, it will be very soft to work with when it is just mixed and this step makes it slightly easier to roll.
Line 1-2 baking trays and pre-heat the oven to 180ºc.
Pinch small amounts of the dough and roll into balls. Roll the balls in the oats to coat then place them on the baking tray. Note that the biscuits do spread so leave plenty of space between them. Try and keep them similar in size too as they will bake more evenly.
Bake in the oven for around 20 minutes or until golden and crisp. Allow to cool for 10-15 minutes on the baking tray before transferring them to a cooling rack.
P.S. I have also posted a short video of the method here – it really is that easy.
This post is sponsored by Flora, the recipe is my own