I seem to be collecting ’nibble’ recipes lately. Possibly because I’m aware the kids school are running a Jubilee picnic day on the 13th… so I suppose I’m road testing picnic munchies on the kids. Not that they’re complaining mind you. #HA. Master N reminded me that, being on school lunches, he’d be getting a school pack lunch for the picnic, and as he doesn’t like tuna, cheese or sliced raw carrot, please could I pack something he ‘likes to eat’. So far the requests have been a sponge cake with chocolate spread filling, some oaty biscuits and ham sandwiches.
I wont lie and say this wont be a lovely opportunity to show up and scoff lots of home made goodies while watching other peoples kids dig into their pre-packaged sarnies, over sweetened fruit shoots and dairy-lea dunkers. #IdBeALiar! The only obstacle (for now, but I have a cunning plan, that doesn’t involve a rat and a van #BlackadderHumour ) so far is what to drink. Because of little miss E being under 5, we buy fruit cordial. I’m not thrilled about it but its better than nothing…so far.
Waffling over here’s a spiced biscuit recipe… they’re really easy and quick to make…. so easy to make at the last minute.
- 2oz (50g) margarine
- 2oz (50g) sugar
- 1tbsp golden syrup
- 6oz (175g) plain flour
- 1/2 tsp bicarb
- a pinch of ground cinnamon, or to taste
- a pinch of ground ginger, or to taste
- a little water to wet
- Preheat the oven to gas mark 3 (160C, 325F) and grease 1 to 2 baking trays.
- Cream the margarine, sugar and golden syrup.
- Sift the flour, bicarb and spices, then add the creamed margarine mix.
- Mix this very well and add just enough water to make a firm dough.
- Now you can either roll into balls and flatten by hand on the baking trays OR you can roll out the dough (1/4 inch thick, 5mm)and use a round cutter and place the shapes on the trays.
- The number of biscuits depends on how big you roll them/ on the size of your cutter. Generally they make about 20 to 30.
- Bake in a preheated oven for 10 -20 minutes. 10 minutes if rolled out and cut…. probably 20 if you roll them out and press them down with a spoon/ your palm.
- Cool the biscuits on the baking trays.