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“Oh crumbs! It’s biscuit time!

I have been reliably informed by some websites that a biscuit in America is more like what we would call a scone.

So apologies  for any confusion! The french translation of the word biscuit means to “cook twice” and I sure hope Freesia cooks these again. 🙂


It was snowing all night in London. A couple of weeks ago it was raining a lot, but we are brave so, waterproof shoes on and we started to do some gardening.

That included replanting our herbs into bigger terracota pots and using our black pots to plant spherical carrots and of course some Freesia bulbs for the spring.

When we had finished it was still raining and cold so I decided to try this lovely biscuits from Down-Home South Jersey blog and have some with a hot coffee. So here we go!


  • 1/2 cup dried fruit mix
  • 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1 1/2 cup oat flakes
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 200g butter (room temperture)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


Preheat the oven to 200ºC. You will need 2 bowls tho make the mix. In the first one mix together the chopped fruit, flour, oat flakes, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

In the other bowl we will cream the butter, which means making a mix with the sugar and the butter until it gets fluffy and light (I did it with a wisk, you can do it with a machine). Add the egg and the vanilla extract.

Gradually add oat mixture and beat slowly until combined.

In a oven tray with some oven paper on, make some rounds using a spoon (maybe two as it gets sticky). Put them in the oven on 180ºC for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown, let them cool and enjoy them with a hot cup of coffee 😀