Black and White biscuits

Why am I posting biscuit recipes? Well today I was going to bake them for tomorrow’s play date. I shared that on Twitter. Then I was going to scan the recipe and send it to the lovely Naomi. She made Anzac biscuits with chocolate in them today. Then I discovered that my seven year old multi-function device won’t talk to the new MacPro. Jealous much of new computer are you printering thing-o? That discovery took all the time and energy I had this afternoon, so here we are. I typed it. A recipe for everyone to share, no biscuits for tomorrow and a new scanning, printing thing-o to buy. These biscuits have oats in them. They are practically health food


Black and White biscuits


Black and White biscuits – this recipe is from Linda Collister’s Baking Bible*

115g unsalted butter (room temperature)

85g light brown muscovado sugar

1 large egg, beaten

60g self-raising flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

pinch salt

1/2 teaspoon real vanilla essence

115g porridge oats

175g plain chocolate chopping into chunks

Using a wooden spoon or electric mixer, beat the butter until creamy. Add the sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the egg, beating well. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into the mixture, add the vanilla essence and oats and stir in. When thoroughly mixed, stir in the chocolate chunks.

Put heaped teaspoons of the mixture, spaced well apart on several greased baking sheets. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for 12 – 15 minutes until golden and just firm. Remove from the oven and let cool on sheets for a couple of minutes until firm enough to transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

* No I didn’t ask her myself but I have reproduced it exactly.

** Notes on the recipe. Ms Collister suggests chopping the chocolate yourself. I just buy Koko Black choc chips and use those. How very Nigella of me. My mum’s group have enjoyed these many times over the past 12 months. They are a winner. Ms Collister also suggests they keep for a week in an airtight container – I don’t think so lady!