This curiously named biscuit is a favourite in our house and the recipe is an easy one using store cupboard ingredients. I love to make my own biscuits and have a wide repertoire of recipes with which to fill the biscuit barrel, but the simplest ones are often the most popular. I know that these days decent biscuits may be bought for next to nothing in the supermarket, but nothing beats home made for flavour so why not give these a try? I don’t think you’ll be disappointed!
You will need:
a couple of large baking sheets, well greased
200g of plain flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
100g of soft light brown sugar
250g of softened butter
100g of crushed cornflakes (I like to crush them finely but leave them in bigger pieces if you prefer)
80g of rolled oats
50g of one of the following: chopped cherries, raisins, sultanas or chocolate chips
- preheat the oven to 180°C
- cream the butter and sugar together until well blended
- gradually work the flour into the mixture, followed by the oats and cornflakes
- last of all, mix in the flavouring of your choice – I used chocolate chips!
- turn the mixture out onto a lightly floured surface, knead the mixture for a minute or two then bring it together to form a ball of dough
- break off roughly walnut sized pieces of the dough and roll them in your hands to make rough ball shapes (don’t make them too small as they won’t spread much when cooking)
- place the biscuits an inch or two apart on the greased baking trays and flatten them a little using a fork dipped in flour.
- these biscuits don’t spread much so you should be able to get plenty on each tray, however, you may need to cook them in a couple of batches depending on how much dough you have left
- bake each batch of biscuits for 12 – 15 minutes, or until they are a light golden brown
- leave the biscuits on the baking tray to harden for 5 minutes or so before transferring them to a cooling rack
I hope you enjoy the finished biscuits as much as we do!