I like books. I can rarely walk past a charity or second hand book shop without having a little nose around. My affection for literature is not just for old books, I love the smell of new ones. As a result of my fondness, and subsequent collection of books, it was about time I sorted a few out in order to prevent some sort of hardback avalanche occurring.
So that I didn't get bored I thought it was a good idea to intersperse the organising with some biscuit making. I had bought some spelt flour a while ago to make some soda bread and there was a recipe on the back for these biscuits. They sounded ridiculously quick and simple and I thought it would be rude not to give them a try.
You will need:
Wholegrain Spelt Flour
These are some of the easiest biscuits I have ever made; mix everything together, put on a baking tray and bake for only 8-12 minutes. In amongst all the book sorting, biscuit mixing and desperation in trying to remember to remove all dough from my hands before it ended up on my books I have a few tips to pass on.
Firstly, if you weigh the oil out first and then weigh the honey on top of the oil it will all slide out together and you won't be stuck scraping honey out of your measuring bowl. Secondly these biscuits grow quite like no other; at least doubling in size so leave plenty of room. Lastly they need at least 12 minutes baking, mine took about 15 minutes in total but that may have been because they were large.
It was nice to have a biscuit where all the sweetness came from the honey. I thought the subtle local honey I used may get overshadowed but it didn't. I think next time I would add a little more cinnamon. The biscuits had a lovely crumbly crunch and beautiful golden colour.
Perfectly nice on their own but I thought they needed a bit of sprucing up. Also I felt like I had exercised my biceps enough to justify filling the biscuits with vanilla buttercream.
While I waited for the biscuits to cool so I could slather them in calories I consulted my plethora of books to find one to flick through. I spent the afternoon looking through books I'd forgotten I had with a few biscuits and a nice cup of tea. Lovely jubbly. If I've learnt anything it's that I need more books so that I have an excuse to do this again.