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Friday, August 26, 2011

Oat Meal Biscuits

             This is dedicated to two good friends, Ilene & Adelynn.  Hope you try them & let me know whether you like them and now continuing on my series on biscuits that I love to do.  This is a very simple biscuit that I love to do, everything is done manually without the need of using any machines and nowadays there are Not many recipes where "only hand play" is involved so when I am doing something without the aid of machines, it feels great haha as less things to clean up as if I use my Kenwood machine, I would definitely give it a good clean rub after using same!!!  My older child is not a biscuit lover and when I baked this, I was kinda of surprised when she told me that she loved it. This biscuit is not a crispy, crunchy one rather it has a chewy texture.

           Ingredients

           125 ml                Melted Butter, warm
               2 "B"               *Eggs, beaten with a whisk/fork
             40 gm                Plain Flour/Tepung Gandung, sieve
             40 gm                Self Raising Flour, sieve
           120 gm                Rolled Oats
             90 gm                Castor Sugar
             50 gm                White Sesame Seeds, untoasted
             50 gm                 Black Sesame Seeds, untoasted
             80 gm                 Almond nibs, toasted
             70 gm                 Red glaced Cherries, quartered
             50 gm                 Chocolate Chips, opt

           Method
  1. Lightly grease the baking tray.
  2. Preheat oven at 180 degrees Celcius for 15 minutes.
  3. Combine both the flours & sieve into a large mixing bowl. 
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients, Except the melted butter and eggs, & mix it lighly with a wooden spoon/spatula.
  5. Whisk the eggs lightly in a small bowl.
  6. Add in the slightly warm Melted Butter, stir it then add the lightly beaten eggs into the flour mixture & stir gently Till everything combined [do not over stir].
  7. With the aid of 2 spoons drop into the greased trays & flatten the top slightly. Space the biscuit out as they will expand a little.
  8. Bake in preheated oven at 180 degrees Celcius for 12 - 15 minutes or till biscuit baked.
             Comments:-

              (a)  *"B" Egg - 1"B" is equivalent to 50 ml so if you dont have "B" eggs just crack 2 Eggs and measure 100 ml and throw away the excess egg whites;

               (b)  The temperature of everyone's oven is sometimes individual so it is good to remove the biscuit from the oven at the stated time and lift up the biscuit and check the back of the biscuit :) The back of the biscuit should be brown.  If you would observe from my picture, you can see that the tops are not so brown & there might be a little oil bubble on top. What I like to do also is if the back of the biscuit is brown indicating that it is baked; remove tin & I like to turn the biscuit over as the heat is still on the tins giving a chance for the top to be a little more brown.

                (c)  If you have Green & Red Glace Cherries in the fridge, use a combi of both but the TOTAL weight should be 70 ml, as using both coloured cherries would give more colour.

                (d) Please ensure that both Sesame Seeds are Not toasted.  Again colour play is pleasing so buy both White & Black Sesame Seeds :)


Spacing out the biscuits then baking them

You can observe that on the right is the bottom of the biscuit, darker brown, & the left is the top of biscuit. 

                                 
                              "Haha my sexy brown bottom" said one biscuit to another :)
                               


                                                             Everything is mixed manually with a whisk

                                                Till my next post, xoxo, Ophelia

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