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- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup natural oat bran
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt, to taste
- 1⁄4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- 75 g unsalted butter, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 1 egg, lightly whisked
- extra natural oat bran, to dust
- blue cheese, cheddar and brie, to serve
- Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F, and line 2 baking trays with non-stick baking paper.
- Combine the flour, oat bran, sugar, salt and bicarbonate of soda in a large bowl, and use your fingertips to rub the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
- Add the water and use a round-bladed knife in a cutting motion to mix the ingredients in the bowl until the mixture just comes together.
- Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 30 minutes to rest.
- Divide the dough into 2 equal portions and use a lightly floured rolling pin to roll out the dough until it is about 3mm thick. Use a 5cm/2"-diameter round pastry cutter to cut out the biscuits and place them on the prepared trays.
- Lightly brush the tops of the biscuits with egg and sprinkle with the extra oat bran.
- Bake in a pre-heated oven, swapping the position of the trays over halfway through the cooking, for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
- Set aside for 15 minutes to cool.
- Serve with the blue cheese, cheddar and brie and with Toffee Grapes Recipe #144733.
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I made these today as a lunch treat for my sis and we both enjoyed them very much with some plain cream cheese. They have a lovely oaten flavour with a slight hint of sweetness (I reduced the sugar to 1tbs, but you could still taste it well enough). I would have never thought that adding some sugar to a biscuit/cracker recipe, would be a nice addition, but it surely is. I love how versatile this recipe is and will surely be making it again with some other spices added to it or maybe even turning it into a cookie by using the full 2tbs of sugar and adding some cinnamon to the batter. This comes together so quickly and easily that I no longer have an excuse to buy my crackers. :) Thanks so much for sharing another wonderful recipe with us, bluemoon! I luv it! Made and reviewed for 1-2-3-Hit Wonders Tag Game March 2009. Oh just a note: I didnt have time to chill my dough, but it worked out fine nonetheless.