Reducing the amount of single use plastic we use is something we have been doing for a while. One area which we have tried and failed to find a plastic free packaged alternative to is biscuits. They just aren’t readily available unless you are buying them fresh – and then they are expensive. So, in order to reduce our plastic consumption we have started to make our own. Something the children love to do, and I have to say they taste much better too!
One of our current favourite recipes creates biscuits which are remarkably like a big name family favourite oaty biscuit, a word of warning though.. they don’t last long!
4oz Plain Flour
4oz Granulated Sugar
1 Tbsp Golden Syrup
1/2 Tbsp Milk
Pre-heat the oven to 180c. Grease and flour a baking tray. Mix all the ingredients together. Once mixed divide into balls (we get about 10 from this mix) and then squish them down flat.
Bake for approximately 10-15 minutes – until they are turning golden brown. Leave to cool on a wire rack and then enjoy! Perfect! Once cool they can be stored in an air tight container, but we have never managed to keep them more than 24 hours!
We have also experimented with butter biscuits, we love Mary Berry Fork biscuits – really simple and tasty too. One of the other success stories in the biscuit making journey has been our Chocolate cookies, which are slightly more indulgent and a firm weekend favourite. So, home made biscuits, not so great for the waist, but great in the fight against waste!