Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Crunchy Peanut Butter Biscuits


  • 3/4 cup self-raising flour
  • 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon 
  • 3/4 cup castor sugar
  • 1 cup rolled oats 
  • 1 tsp finely grated lemon rind 
  • 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup *
  • 2-3 tbsp water

  1. Sift the flour, baking soda and cinnamon.
  2. Add the castor sugar, rolled oats and lemon rind and mix well.
  3. Rub peanut butter into the dry ingredients (or shove it into the mixer if you're pressed for time). Work the mixture until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
  4. Create a well in the centre and add the golden syrup and two tablespoonfuls of water, kneading to make a soft dough. 
  5. Add remaining water only if necessary.
  6. Turn out on a lightly floured surface and knead lightly until smooth.
  7. Refrigerate for half an hour.
  8. Roll out dough to 4-5mm thickness and cut with a floured biscuit cutter. 
  9. Place on baking paper and bake in a moderate oven for 8 minutes - or until golden-brown.
  10. Allow to cool on wire rack

I was going through a 'peanut butter' phase and Patrick surprised me with these home made biscuits. They were so delicious that I thought I had to share. (In the space of that month I'd say that he baked around three batches.) Lucky me! 

TIP: these biscuits are great bargaining material - sister used to offer to make me tea in exchange for two biscuits. (Later on she asked for three, then five, and then simply began to help herself). 


** Patty used a metal tablespoon. He heated this over an open flame as a result the syrup slid right off the spoon and into his mixture. Clever boy. 


Makes 30+ biscuits 

1 comment:

  1. Amazing biscuits, really susprised my girlfriend!