Rosemary Remembrance Biscuits

The herb rosemary has always been symbolic with remembrance, thus with the centenary of the end of World War One today, I have created these biscuits in honour of all those who lost their life for the peace of others.  Serve them on a plate to form a wreath and spend a moment to reflect on their huge sacrifice.


150g oat bran

12g wholemeal flour

2.5ml (1/2 tsp) bicarbonate of soda

5ml (1 tsp) salt flakes

Pinch of sugar

60g butter

5ml (1tsp) ground dried rosemary

15ml (1Tbsp) fresh rosemary, finely chopped

75ml water



  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C
  2. In a bowl mix together the oat bran, wholemeal flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt and sugar. Rub in the butter using your fingertips until a ‘breadcrumb’ texture has formed.
  3. Stir in the dried and fresh rosemary until evenly mixed.
  4. Stir in the water and bring to a dough using your hands.
  5. On a lightly floured surface, using a rolling pin, roll the dough to 25mm thick (note: it will be crumbly in order to achieve a crisp biscuit – simply gather with your hands to bring together). Using a cutter of your choice press approximately 24 biscuits, re-rolling dough as necessary.
  6. Place the oat biscuits on a baking sheet and bake for approximately 18-20 minutes, depending on size, or until lightly brown and crisp.
  7. Serve on a platter with extra rosemary to garnish – delicious served with cheese.

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