October’s Cookbook – Frame by Frame Baking

My cookbook of the month is Frame By Frame Baking. I love cookbooks and apps that have lovely images of every ingredient and stages of preparation. It really makes trying a new recipe so easy. One day I’ll put my recipes on with lots of similar pictures but until then…..

Oatmeal (and Sultana) Biscuits

Makes 30 biscuits


175 grammes butter or margarine, plus extra for greasing

275 grammes demerara sugar

1 egg

4 tablespoon water

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

375 grammes rolled oats

140 grammes plain flour, sifted

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoons bicarbonate of soda

100 grammes sultanas


Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C and grease a large baking tray.

Cream the butter and sugar together in a large mixing bowl.

Beat in the egg, water and vanilla essence until the mixture is smooth.

In a separate bowl mix the oats, flour, sultanas, salt and bicarbonate of soda. Gradually stir the oat mixture into the creamed mixture until thoroughly combined.

Place well-spaced tablespoons of the mixture onto the prepared baking tray. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until golden brown.

Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack.


Next time I’ll make half the quantity. 30 biscuits are too many at one time. I also added sultanas; they weren’t in the original recipe.


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