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Oat Flour Skeleton Biscuits

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9-12 minutes 8 large skeleton biscuits or more smaller ones Vegetarian

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Lightly spiced Halloween skeleton Oat Flour biscuits are made using a gingerbread person cutter and decorated with white writing icing.  Making these biscuits can be a fun family activity for Halloween and are ideal for offering to seasonal trick or treat visitors whatever their age.


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gingerbread person biscuit cutter, 2 x large baking trays, 2 x mixing bowls and saucepan


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175g Doves Farm Organic Oat Flour
25g cocoa
2 tsp mixed spice
ÂĽ tsp Doves Farm Bicarbonate of Soda
pinch of salt
75g butter
75g soft brown sugar
50g molasses
oil, for trays and for rolling out
white writing icing


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190°C, Fan 170°C, 375°F, Gas 5

  1. Measure the flour, cocoa, mixed spice, bicarbonate of soda and salt into a bowl and stir to combine.
  2. Sieve the flour blend into another bowl, adding the bran left in the sieve to the bowl.
  3. Stir to re-combine the bran.
  4. Put the butter, sugar and molasses into a saucepan and heat gently, swirling the pan occasionally until dissolved.
  5. Remove the pan from the heat, add the flour blend and stir into a slightly sticky ball of dough
  6. Leave the dough to cool.
  7. Pre-heat the oven 20 minutes before you are going to bake.
  8. Rub some oil around the inside of two large baking trays or insert a baking liner.
  9. Lightly oil the work surface and a rolling pin.
  10. Put the dough in the middle and sprinkle it with a little more oil.
  11. Roll out the dough until 7mm/¼” thick.
  12. Press a gingerbread person biscuit cutter into the dough to cut out the shapes.
  13. Gently transfer the shapes to the prepared baking trays.
  14. Gather left over dough into a ball, roll it out again and cut more shapes.
  15. Bake for 9-12 minutes.
  16. Leave to harden and cool on the trays.
  17. When quite cold, use writing icing to create a face and bone shapes on the biscuits.
  18. Leave until all the icing has set firmly.
  19. Store gingerbread people in a tin.

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