Simple oatmeal biscuits

oatmeal biscuits 2

This is my kind of recipe. It comes from my trusty Be-Ro cookbook (which I’ve been using for over 30 years) and is possibly the simplest biscuit recipe ever. If you’ve never really baked before then this is a great starting point. And I promise that you CAN find the time to give these a go because they take just 5 minutes to make and 15 minutes in the oven (during which time you can empty the dishwasher, check your emails, read your child a story etc, etc).

I wouldn’t describe these biscuits as a taste sensation but they do make a perfectly nice everyday biscuit and have a wholesome taste (because of the oatmeal) which is similar to a Hobnob.

My husband and son don’t think biscuits are worthwhile unless chocolate is involved so, if I’m feeling generous, I’ll drizzle over some melted dark chocolate (which I put in the fridge to harden) or just smear on some chocolate spread.

Oatmeal biscuits

Makes 20-24

  • 150g self-raising flour
  • 150g medium oatmeal
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 75g margarine (I use stork, in a block or a tub)
  • A pinch of salt
  • A little milk to mix

Heat your oven to 180oC fan and line two flat baking trays with parchment.

Mix together the dry ingredients, then rub in the margarine with your hands until the whole mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

Using your hands to mix add enough milk (about 1 tablespoon should do it) to make a stiff dough.

On a floured work surface, knead lightly and roll out thinly (about ½ cm) and cut into 7 cm rounds.

Place on the two baking trays and bake for 15 minutes.


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