Monday, 17 December 2012

Healthy biscuits not for the faint hearted

My daughter wanted a biscuit to take the place of breakfast when she is racing out the door for uni. The criteria was reasonably healthy, very filling and easy to eat in the car and travels well, for example doesn't break up in a bag.
This is what I came up with, using organic where possible and trying to use some of the "ancient" grains. You can also use your favorite grains.

100gm of kibbled rye
100gm of quinoa
50 grams of black or red chia seeds
In a bowl and cover with boiling water.

Give it a good stir and if still dry in parts add some
more boiling water. Wait until all the water is absorbed.(about 10 minutes)
In another bowl put 1/2 cup of olive oil and add 1 cup of sugar and a capful of vanilla essence. Beat well. Add the seed mixture and
1/2 cup of almond meal or ground hazelnuts
1/2 cup of LSA
1/2 cup of psyllium husks
1/2 cup of oat bran
1/2 cup of plain flour
Mix well. I find it is best to do this by hand, gradually adding 1/2 cup of milk. If it is too wet add some more flour. It should look like this...

Grease your trays well. Take a piece of mixture about the size of a walnut, roll it into a ball and then flatten between your hands and place on the tray.

Oven at 200 degrees Celsius. After 10 minutes take the biscuits out and with a fork press them all as flat as possible. Return them to the oven for a further 15 minutes then take them out again and turn all the biscuits over and return to the oven again. Leave for a further 20 minutes then take them out and place on a cake cooler. Place in an airtight jar once they are completely cold.
(Depending how hot your oven is the biscuits can start to crisp up. So keep an eye on them towards the end of the cooking time)
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