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
5ml (1tsp) ground dried rosemary
15ml (1Tbsp) fresh rosemary, finely chopped
- Preheat the oven to 180°C
- 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.
- Stir in the dried and fresh rosemary until evenly mixed.
- Stir in the water and bring to a dough using your hands.
- 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.
- Place the oat biscuits on a baking sheet and bake for approximately 18-20 minutes, depending on size, or until lightly brown and crisp.
- Serve on a platter with extra rosemary to garnish – delicious served with cheese.