Well, I had my Lunch for Leukaemia charity luncheon today, and I must say it was a success! We had 13 people for the lunch itself, plus a few extras who popped in later for cake and to hoover up the leftovers. I can't show you any pictures yet as I'm having a few problems with my laptop and can't upload or edit new pics. Grar. So, while we do a final count of the money and I wait for my laptop to be repaired, please enjoy these Malted Oat and Raisin Biscuits from Donna Hay's Modern Classics 2. (These photos were uploaded as a draft last week, *before* my laptop went kablooey).
I was inspired to whip them up after making those delicious Horlicks-filled malteaser cupcakes last week. I love Horlicks and Milo, and basically anything with a good malty taste. These biscuits are like a regular oat-and-raisin cookie, with the added goodness of Horlicks. Well, actually the recipe asks for "malted milk powder", which I assumed to mean Horlicks. I wasn't sure, however, if malted milk powder is sweetened or unsweetened (Horlicks definitely has sugar in it!), so I cut down on the sugar in the recipe just to be safe.
I have to say, we loved these biscuits! They were soft, but still slightly crunchy, with a subtle malty taste. Fabulous! I could have done with a few more oats and raisins in the cookies, but apart from that they were wonderful. Nothing beats a batch of freshly baked cookies. I had mine with a nice cup of (you guessed it) Horlicks. It was so delicious and comforting.