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Mary Berry’s Oat Biscuits

This is one of our most popular recipes. No wonder, it has just four ingredients, quickly mixed together to give you a tin full of delicious little oaty biscuits. Bring them out with a cup of tea and you will be instantly transformed into a domestic god(dess). It comes from the baking goddess herself,  Mary Berry from her Ultimate Cake Book


50g caster sugar

100g of butter or soft margarine

100g porridge oats (rolled oats, not jumbo oats)

50g plain flour

Pre-heat the oven to 160C/Gas 3. Lightly grease 2 baking trays.


Measure the sugar and butter into a bowl and cream together. Add the oats and flour and work them into the mixture. Lightly knead the mixture until smooth and then roll out to a thickness of 5mm on a lightly floured work surface.

Cut into rounds using a 6cm plain cutter and place on the prepared baking trays.

Bake in the pre-heated oven for about 20 minutes or until beginning to colour. Lift onto a wire rack to cool