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Oatmeal cookies
Fri 7-Jan-11
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Anyone got a good recipe for oatmeal cookies, or buns etc, when I say oatmeal, I mean the actual meal, not the rolled oats porridge stuff.- found two bags of the stuff at the back of the cupboard. Been browsing t'internet and every one I like the look of, turns out to use rolled oats - even when the recipe title says oatmeal - grr. chef

Fri 7-Jan-11
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That's because the Americans call porridge oatmeal.  You could try this site they sell pinhead oatmeal.  How about Parkin?  That uses oatmeal too.

I'll try that again!

Sat 8-Jan-11
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Cheers TA, will try the cookies recipe - do you have a lot of time on your hands, you always seem to find links for everyone.

Sun 9-Jan-11
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a familiar problem , i tend to just stuff the porridge oats in the coffee grinder and use it mixed with normal flour in recipes , doesnt rise as well but makes decent cookies and cakes , cant tolerate wholemeal bread very well  so i use it in the bread machine

Sun 9-Jan-11
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Janet, yes, I do have a lot of time on my hands.  wink

I'll try that again!

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tried the cookie recipe, there's something worng with the recipe, although they tasted very nice, they look awful and spread all over the baking trays and I had to cut them up in to squares when they came out of the oven, as they had no recognisable shape.

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on re-reading the recipe, there's alot wrong with it, it doesn't tell you when to add the flour, I added it with the fruit, and I think you probably should have added half the oatmeal or something as however hard I rolled the little balls of dough (very sticky dough) in the oatmeal - there was a lot of oatmeal left.

Mon 10-Jan-11
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What a shame Janet.  Why not e-mail them and tell them the problems that you had, they might just be grateful to you.

I'll try that again!

Mon 10-Jan-11
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Have done, will let you know what they say

Mon 10-Jan-11
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Actually, I did too!  It might make them act a little faster to get two requests in one day...

I'll try that again!

Tue 11-Jan-11
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Janet, I had an e-mail from Alford's apologising and saying that they will put the recipe right, but in the meantime, I found this one for you.

I'll try that again!

Tue 11-Jan-11
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Have you noticed, ladies, that the Alford recipe has 85g flour, and 225g oatmeal; yet the one you have just recommended, TA, has equal quantities of these two.

Perhaps there was insufficient flour in the Alford one (maybe they meant 185g instead ..... ponder )

A few years ago, and running a stall at a local event, we had always made cakes, biscuits etc, and this particular year, I thought about making some savoury goodies, as I knew our stall was going to be alongside the beer tent! medicine

Found a recipe for 'Cheese Pennies' - little round cheesy biscuits. They would do, I thought.

Unfortunately, I think they had mixed up the amounts of flour to cheese. They came out of the oven like cheese-flavoured brandy snaps. Melted into a fine meshy thin thing. surprised

I thought nobody would want these, so I put them in a presentation box, and charged 1p each.what_the_heck

Then a beer-drinking lady came up and bought just five of them. She came back very quickly and bought the rest - she said they were delicious. eeek

They didn't look like pennies, though ......... frown

 

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Those cheese pennies are called parmesan crisps now BS!  Referring to the recipe for cookies, I must admit that since I do very little baking and have never used oats in a recipe other than for Parkin,  it would not have occurred to me to check the quanitities of ingredients, well done you.star

I'll try that again!

Fri 14-Jan-11
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Terrier said:

Anyone got a good recipe for oatmeal cookies, or buns etc, when I say oatmeal, I mean the actual meal, not the rolled oats porridge stuff.- found two bags of the stuff at the back of the cupboard. Been browsing t'internet and every one I like the look of, turns out to use rolled oats - even when the recipe title says oatmeal - grr. chef


Do you like soda bread? I love it, make it daily.....I use Spelt Flour & a good handful of the oatmeal that you're meaning, it makes a wonderful, tasty, loaf with a great crunchy crust, delicious spreads with butter.  It's good for sweet or savoury uses.  If it's not soda bread that you like, try using spelt & oatmeal to your traditional bread.

Try the 'Doves' website as that has some good recipes on it and it's interesting too.

I do hope that you find success with your oatmeal cookies, try the wholewheat spelt soda bread though see what you think, there's a recipe for it on this website, let me know what you think.

Good luck, happy baking,

Odelle S. wave

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Might give the soda bread a try tomorrow, cheers Odelle

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