Speedy Crispy Oat & Orange Biscuits

More biscuits. Can’t get enough. I made these the same day as I made the previous slice. I was after something slightly more ascetic, bit cleaner. These sufficed. I was worried they’d be a bit too much like ANAZACs, but nay, they are not.

NewHuman Update : after a shaky start New Human has settled in and we think we may keep him. His speech and language skills are sadly lacking. Hoping he will have those sorted in the next couple of weeks so we can get chatting about politics, beer and whippets. Dog is behaving remarkably well. Definitely keeping her.


100g butter

1 tablespoon golden syrup

1 teaspoon bicarb soda

100g plain flour (or wholemeal if you fancy)

100g caster sugar

125g porridge or rolled oats

zest, fine, from a whole orange, preferably unwaxed

Stick your oven on to preheat at 180C/gas mark 4, and line a couple of baking trays with baking paper. You’ll have sent your Mum out on a trek to get more baking paper, she will have taken over 30 mins to get home and you’ll have gotten worried she’d been lost to the wilds of West London forever. Never fear, she returns eventually.


Put the butter, golden syrup and sugar in a saucepan and melt together, gently.

Whilst you’re doing that, mix together the flour, oats and zest.

Add the bicarb soda to the melty mix and stir gently till it goes all fluffy. Is nice. Reminiscent of honeycomb. Definitely ISN’T honeycomb, so don’t be tempted to stick your face in the saucepan.


Mix the melted stuff into the oaty floury orangy stuff, and spoon heaped teaspoons onto the baking sheets, as demonstrated above by mine own fair hands.

Into the oven, best just do one baking sheet at a time, for 8-10 mins or so.


The dog, being pathetic. I LOVE HER.

Below are the finished biscuits. Surprisingly tasty little feckers, too.



8 thoughts on “Speedy Crispy Oat & Orange Biscuits

  1. ediblethings says:

    These look lovely. I am also waiting for some suggestions for biscuits that use up egg whites. I’m looking to you as the person I know with the most biscuit blog posts.

    I have a terrible custard fetish, and it’s ridiculous to throw the whites away. Or make mmeringues *every* time I want custard.

    Also, from that angle, the Boyfriend looks as though he mistook the Dog for the NewHuman, and is trying to burp her. Any luck?

  2. narf77 says:

    Yummo! Great to see the dog has been doing cuddle duty for your man…keep her for sure and it sounds like you are doing well and coping (at least on the surface) with your new life. Glad to see you can still bake and the results look delish 🙂

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  4. Charlie says:

    I had a go at these and blogged it – hope you don’t mind. I made mine with raisins and I think they are quite flapjacky. http://screenfulofwords.wordpress.com/2013/06/23/speedy-crispy-oat-and-raisin-biscuits/

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