Sunday, August 24, 2008

Donna Hay's Malted Oat and Raisin Biscuits


Hello all!

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 usually mix biscuit dough on the low speed of an electric mixer as my puny arms cannot cope with the thickness of the dough. You roll out big spoonfuls of dough, and bake them for 8-10 minutes.

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.

I stored these cookies in a pasta storer. Theoretically you'd get through the cookies slower, as it's harder to get each one out, but as my family can attest, we demolished them pretty rapidly.

2 comments:

julie said...

MMMhhhh, I love a good cookie! I'll look these up on the www.

Well done for your Leukemia Lunch, what a great thing for you to do :-)
Hope your laptop gets better so we can enjoy it too.

Laura @ Hungry and Frozen said...

These look so good - I love cookie with oats in them. Hope your laptop woes get sorted - stupid computers!