Ginger Oaty Biscuits

This is another recipe from my Mother-in-law Elsie who died in 1990 aged 82



1 mug of S R Flour

1 mug of  granulated sugar

1 & half mugs of rolled oats (Porridge oats)

1 teaspoon ginger

1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

quarter pound of margarine

1 tablespoon of golden syrup

1 tablespoon of warm water


Put the margarine and golden syrup in a bowl and microwave for 40 seconds or until melted.

Alternatively put them in a pan and melt over a low heat on the hob.

Add the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, ginger and bicarb)

Also add a tablespoon of warm water and combine all the ingredients well.

Take a spoonful and roll between the palms to form a ball.  Place these on a baking tray lined with baking parchment or a non stick lining, leaving enough room for the  biscuits to spread whilst cooking without touching.

Bake at 180 degrees C for approx 15/20 mins until golden.

Remove from the baking tray with a fish slice. Careful as they will be soft when removed from the oven but will become firm when cooled.

I am sure you will love these!

One Response to “Ginger Oaty Biscuits”

  1. irnaqureshi November 24, 2011 at 9:46 pm #

    I was lucky enough to try one of these recently and they were fab. Especially liked the crunch which means they take longer to eat (which isn’t a bad thing, is it!). I love any recipe where the measurements are in mugs so I can dispense with the weighing scales, and also where you roll out little balls rather than rolling out the pastry etc. etc. Much quicker. Will definitely be using this recipe.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

<span>%d</span> bloggers like this: