Another successful biscuit recipe from Delia. I seem to be on a ginger kick at the moment. Very similar to these chocolate and apricot oat crunchies I made a while ago. Easy to make, quick to bake and ideal when you don't want to have the oven on for too long. I made them smaller than suggested by Delia, but found they took about the same length of time to bake.
You can find the original ingredients and method here, but I'll list them again here, as I made a couple of changes. Simple ingredients, but tasty. I realised halfway through making them that my ground ginger was hiding from me, and not wishing to become involved in a game of hide and seek in my incredibly disorganised cupboards, I left out the ground ginger. If I had my time again I'd keep searching because I think these biscuits would have benefitted from the extra punch and heat of ginger flavour.
Crystallised ginger and oat biscuits
65g crystallised stem ginger, chopped fairly small
75g demarara sugar
110g self raising flour
110g porridge oats
1tsp ground ginger (although I didn't add this I think they would benefit from it!)
- Preheat the oven to gas 3/170C. Line a baking tray with silicon baking parchment.
- Melt the butter, sugar and treacle over a low heat.
- Stir in all the remaining dry ingredients.
- Form into balls (Delia suggests 16 total, I decided to make smaller biscuits and got 28, baked in two batches of 14) and place on the baking sheet. Squash slightly.
- Bake for aroung 15-20 minutes (depending on size) until just lightly golden brown.
- Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
More popular with colleagues than their rustic appearance might have led you to believe - I was certainly expecting them to hang around for a few days, but these were disappearing from the biscuit tin before my eyes! I enjoyed them, the treacle was subtle, but noticeable (well, it was noticeable to me because I knew it was there, but I'm not convinced anyone else noticed!) but think they would definitely have benefitted from my being able to locate the ground ginger in my kitchen cupboards, hmmm, I wonder where it's hiding? Makes mental note to go and check.....