I don’t make biscuits very often…I love a homemade cookie/biscuit far more than my waistline does…over the last 18 months I have not walked as much and the pounds have crept on…as I am very close to my 70th birthday…yikes…the motivation to get those pounds off has increased.
I have started walking again however because my feet have gotten soft I gained a glorious blister the other day although I did push it and walked further than I should have… however as it was my first week back on the exercise circuit I know it was stupid of me..
.I am on week 2 of Sally’s…Smorgasbord Magazine… 6 weeks glycemic plan… it’s going well and I am sticking to low glycemic foods plus staying within the boundaries of medium rated glycemic foods and have totally eliminated the high glycemic foods…maybe I will have one cookie as my treat…
It’s surprising how quickly the urge to eat everything sweet or salty (crisps) decreases…I feel less bloated and am sleeping better…
These cookies are my basic recipe and you can add whatever you like ..grate some lime or orange zest is quite a nice addition…Drizzle a lemon, lime or orange icing over the top…
I know biscuits/cookies can never be healthy...homemade ones don’t last as long not because you eat them all in one day but because they go soft…A manufacturer’s bottom line is profit and shelf life by making them at home we can substitute sugar for a stevia-based one or whatever our favoured sweetener is…we can choose the flour we use maybe wholemeal or spelt…we use better quality ingredients like real vanilla extract or vanilla beans…The bottom line is we try to make the best tasting cookies without the preservatives…
Eaten and enjoyed they are a nice treat…x
- 150gm rolled oats
- 100gm plain flour
- 100gm light brown sugar( I used raw sugar)
- 100gm desiccated coconut
- 100gm butter
- 2 tbsp golden syrup
- 1/2 tsp of bicarbonate of soda
- 2 tbsp of boiling water.
Set oven to heat at 175C, gas mark 4.
Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Combine the sugar, flour, coconut and oats mix to combine well.
In a small pan add the butter and golden syrup and melt the butter. meanwhile, bring the kettle to a boil and add two tbsps of boiling water to the bicarbonate of soda in a small cup. Add this to the melted butter/syrup mix. It will foam a little.
N.B if you leave it on the heat…like me…and turn back to line your tin…It will foam and it went all over my ceramic hob…the rest you can guess…sigh
Make a well in the centre of your dry mix and pour in the melted butter/syrup mix. Stir to thoroughly combine and it will form a slightly sticky dough.
Roll out balls and put on a baking tray leaving a space as they will spread on cooking ( the mix made 15 balls) Slightly flatten with your hand.
Put in the preheated oven and cook for 15-20 minutes, remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack.
THE BISCUITS WILL BE SOFT TO THE TOUCH BUT WILL HARDEN ON COOLING.
Don’t make the mistake I made when I first made them and thought they weren’t cooked and gave them another 10 minutes. They were a tad harder than required when they cooled down…haha…I could build a wall with them…Opppps
I hope you join me tomorrow for Tropical Friday…x