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Oat Crunchies

These biscuits are a little like flapjack but in a biscuit form, add currants or other dried fruit to them and sunflower or pumpkin seeds to make them a little more healthy.  The video is available on YouTube.

Ingredients: for approx 16 biscuits
100g butter
50g light soft brown sugar
2 tablespoons golden syrup
100g self raising flour
100g rolled oats
1 teaspoon ground mixed spice
50g currants or raisins (optional)

How to make oat crunchies … WASH YOUR HANDS

  1. Preheat the oven to 170oc/gas mark 3. (Aga: Roasting oven, shelf on oven floor). Grease and line a baking tray
  2. Place the butter, sugar and golden syrup into the saucepan and set over a low heat until everything has melted.
  3. Mix together the flour, oats, mixed spice and dried fruit if using.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat once the ingredients have melted and stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients with a wooden spoon until well mixed.
  5. Place 16 teaspoonfuls of mixture on a lined, greased baking tray, press each biscuit down gently to flatten them.  Make sure you leave plenty of room between them, as they will spread as they cook.
  6. Bake for 10-15 minutes (Aga: 8-10 minutes) until golden brown. Remove them from the oven and leave to cool.