Honey and Oats Biscuits

I bumped into this recipe while flipping through one of the magazines. More than the biscuits, what intrigued me is their history that dates back to World War I. The army wives sent them to their husbands who fought on the front line. The recipe was such that the biscuits didn’t spoil easily even though they journeyed the sea for days together. Interesting!
Honey and Oats BiscuitsPreparation time: 15 minutes
Baking time: 8 – 10 minutes per batch
Makes: 25 – 30 biscuits

2 cups rolled oats
1 cup flour
2/3 cup castor sugar
3/4 desiccated coconut
1/3 cup honey
125 gms unsalted butter
1 tsp soda bicarb
2 tbsp hot water

1. Preheat the oven to 160 deg. Line the baking tray with non-stick baking paper.
2. Place the dry ingredients – oats, flour, sugar and coconut in a bowl. Mix them all thoroughly.
3. In a separate pan heat the butter and honey and cook, stirring, on low heat until melted.
4. Combine the soda bicarb and water and add it to the butter mixture.
5. Now add the step 4 mixture to the oats and mix thoroughly.
6. Place tablespoon fulls of this mixture on the lined baking tray. Flatten them into 7 cm rounds or shapes of your choice.
7. Leave enough space in between for the biscuits to expand while baking.
8. Bake for eight to ten minutes or until deep golden.
9. Cool on the tray for five minutes and then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

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Warm welcome to BitesandPlaces!
My humble little blog has its own story to tell… my story… I’m gregarious being, vagabond at heart and have a monstrous appetite for food. I used to be a Human Resource professional until few years ago. To be among, with and for people was the reason I’d chosen this field.
Being in HR, I could only accomplish the ‘people’ part. I still yearned to be in those places I saw on TV and travel magazines and craved to eat all kinds of food that lulls you into coma. I didn’t want to be just a spectator anymore. I wanted to be in those pictures.
Luck smiled at me and I fell sick with an awful heart, lungs and liver disorder. Family said stay home. Rest.
Rest? Were they crazy? I grabbed this opportunity and quit my job; to pursue my passion – people, places and food.

Being on my own gave me lot of spare time for all the three.
I’m not a professional cook, but I’m mighty passionate about cooking. Although Indian, BitesandPlaces does not restrict itself to just the dishes of my country, which are toothsome beyond doubt. I’ve also tried to put together a bunch of mouth-watering and eye-pleasing recipes scattered from all parts the world. A lot of them are a tribute to my mum’s kitchen, the ones I grew up with. Few of them are a result of my experimentation and few others, borrowed from my generous friends 🙂

I religiously follow Andrew Zimmern’s favorite quote – what looks good to your eyes, EAT IT!! After all food is something that follows no boundaries, isn’t it.

Travel, I believe, is about exploring new places, meeting new people, building new relations, soaking in their culture, gorging on their cuisines, discovering their stories and of course, capturing all of these in my teeny-tiny camera.

After having been there and done that, I was inspired to share my travelogues with you, encourage you to travel and in some way find a bit of your happiness through me.
Thus BitesandPlaces was born!

Life’s a journey and people, places and food are all a part of it. So, come along with me and eat your way through this journey called Life…

I like staying connected. And it’ll be a frosting on my cake if you drop a line or two at natasha@bitesandplaces.com.

Celebrate Life!!!
Natasha Gracious

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