Some days, for no reason, I get the urge to bake. Today was one of those days. I made spelt and honey buscuits, and chocolate cornflake cakes.
I originally got the biscuit recipe from the back of a flour bag. It’s really simple and makes about 15 biscuits. This is the original recipe, with my notes.
200g/8oz spelt flour
1tsp baking powder
100g/4oz sunflower oil – I use rapeseed oil since it works just as well
100g/4oz honey – the clear runny stuff works best.
I recommend weighing the oil first then the honey; the oil residue in the scale pan will stop the honey sticking to it.
Basically put everything in the bowl and mix until all the ingredients are a smooth mixture.
Spoon individual dollops on to a greased baking tray, leaving enough room for the mixture to expand slightly.
Cooking time can be a bit hit and miss depending on the oven. The recommended cooking time/temperature is 8 – 12 minutes at 190 Celcius or gas mark 5. I find the cooking time varies depending on which oven I use.
I followed the instructions, because it’s been a while since I made these biscuits – spelt flour isn’t easy to get hold of in this town – and now I remember why I modified the recipe. 1tsp of cinnamon is too much; it’s quite ‘drying’ on the tongue and doesn’t add much flavour. I think I’ll add a bit of ginger next time and half the cinnamon. Possibly less oil and more honey as well.
Next time I feel like baking I’ll have a play around with the proportions.
And now I must go.