I remember last year well. My belly was swollen with child, my Boy was not yet 3 and, therefore, still rather sweet than otherwise, Christmas music was playing on every speaker and the John Lewis Christmas advert with the penguin was on repeat on my laptop for The Boy’s amusement. Not so this year. We’ve watched the ‘Man in the Moon’ just twice and then he completely lost interest and hasn’t mentioned it since. Yesterday we were notified of the new Sainsbury’s ad and, oh dear John Lewis, you’ve lost your crown. Mog the cat in all her CGI glory, thankfully resurrected for Christmas 2015 – walking tree and all.
These are a great biscuit to make with your small sous-chefs. The Boy is three and a half and there a quite a few elements of this recipe that he can help with. They’re also a nice sturdy biscuit that won’t disappear into crumbs when clutched in a small, chubby fist.
I took this recipe from a book of British recipes and just adapted a few elements to make it my own.
75g/3oz rolled oats, toasted
50g/2oz caster sugar
50g/2oz soft brown sugar
175g/6oz plain flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp bicarb
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp mixed spice
50g/2oz chopped almonds or nut of choice