Preparation time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins
Serves: Makes approx 20
Aromatic savoury biscuits to accompany cheese and chutney, or hummus and dips. Very easy to make and very popular with everyone.
1 - Preheat the oven to 180°C / Gas Mark 4 and line two baking sheets.
2 - In a large bowl, mix the oats, flour, rosemary, salt and pepper. Rub in the margarine until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the cheese.
3 - Make a well in the middle. Pour in the milk and honey. Stir these together, then blend into the dry ingredients. Bring the mixture together to form a soft dough.
4 - Roll out on a lightly floured surface to 1cm thickness. Cut out circles/squares/trees etc with a 5cm cutter and place on a lined baking sheet.
Strong cheese - use a tasty cheddar or hard cheese.
Rosemary - it’s fine to use dried rosemary!
Margarine - use butter, marg, Stork or solid vegetable fat.
Cutting out: I made these 1cm thick because I like the texture - you could roll them thinner. You could just roll it out flat and score it into squares/diamonds with a knife.
What shape cutter to use? Apparently, sweet biscuits traditionally have scalloped edges while savoury have smooth. So use a plain round cutter. Or a square one. I used a tree one…