“These biscuits are quite the nicest I have tasted in a long time, they are simply irresistible.”


  • 270g cake flour
  • 90g oats
  • 3 ml bicarbonate of soda
  • 8ml cream of tartar
  • 15ml ground ginger
  • 5ml ground cinnamon
  • 5ml mixed spice
  • 270g hard butter or margarine
  • 250g brown sugar

In a bowl, combine the flour, oats, bicarbonate of soda, cream of tartar and the spices.

Grate the butter into the dry ingredients and rub in well until mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

Add the sugar and then press all the mixture together.

Press down firmly into a greased baking tray (measuring approximately 32cm by 22cm) with a floured fork.

Bake at 160°C for 20 – 30 minutes or until pale brown.

Remove from oven, cut into squares while still warm and leave in the tin to cool completely.

Store in an airtight container.

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