For The Biscuit Lovers

Hi and welcome to my blog “Scrummmy Friday’s” As you well know (if you have been following me) 2016 means a ‘healthier beginning’ for me. I am a cake maker and decorator and I find I’m snacking on what I have baked. So I have beenresearching  better option recipes to try to help me on my diet. I am a believer of having something that you crave to help aid the diet. “Little and often” But I wanted to aid my weight loss with ‘better’ options.

At the moment I’m loving Davina McCall’s recipes, from her latest book ‘Smart Carbs’ There are really great recipes including main meals, deserters and snacks/treats.

I am a biscuit fan and love to dunk a biscuit in my cup of tea. So this week I have made Davina’s ‘Hobby Nobby Biscuits’

His recipe make approx 24 biscuits and here’s how to make them…


200g butter (I world recommend using butter as if you opt for low-fat margerine, the  biscuit is likely to crumble before it reaches your mouth) 

175ml maple syrup

300g wholemeal flour or wholemeal spelt flour, plus extra for dusting

250g oatmeal

50g porridge oats

Pinch of salt 

2 tsp baking powder


  1. Put the butter in a saucepan and melt over a low heat, then stir in maple syrup. Set aside
  2. Put flour, oatmeal, oats, salt and baking powder in a large bowl and mix the dry ingredients.
  3. Make a well in the centre of the dry mix and pour in butter and syrup, then gradually work in the dry mixture until you have a coarse dough.
  4. Roll the dough into 2 balls and wrap with cling film and chill in the fridge for about half an hour.
  5. Pre-heat oven to 200C or 180C for fan oven. Roll out each ball on a lightly floured surface to about 5mm thick. Using a 7 inch cookie cutter, cut out your cookies and place them onto a baking tray lined with grease proof paper. You can use a small cookie cutter and that will give you more than 24 biscuits. If you don’t have a cutter, you can use a glass but it is tricky to get the dough out at times.
  6. Bake the biscuits for about 15-20mins or until lightly golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly on the tray before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. 

These do look good and if you cut them out using a 7 inch cutter then they are approx 175 calories per biscuit. 

Happy baking

Em X


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    I'm a cake maker & decorator based in the beautiful countryside of Kent. I love to bake cakes suited to my amazing customers, to help spread happiness and joy. I bake with passions for flavours and attention to detail. I bake from my 5 star rated kitchen, producing delicious, custom designed cakes for individuals and scrummmy traditional treat cakes to my local village shop and farm shop so no one misses out on getting there hands on one of my cakes.

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