Oat and Almond Crumble Crackers are a sort of fusion of Scottish and French biscuits, a wee bit of the Auld Alliance here between Scotand and France. These biscuits are savoury but without any added flavourings so you can pair them with both savoury and sweet toppings.
This recipe for oat and almond crumble crackers is very much like making standard Scottish oat cakes, you are just throwing in some flaked and ground almonds for a bit of extra flavour and texture.
This recipe is all about texture, you are going to use both porridge oats and pinhead oatmeal and also the flaked and ground almonds. This adds to the crumble of the crackers and makes them a delight to nibble on.
Even if you are not a keen baker these oat and almond crumble crackers are truly simple to make.
They are the perfect addition to any cheese board but are just as at home with some jam or marmalade on top. Savoury or sweet the choice is yours!
If you are giving them as part of a Christmas Hamper make them the day before you are giving them and pack in an airtight box or bag to keep them fresh,
- 200g/7 oz mix of both porridge oats and pinhead oatmeal
- ½ tsp salt
- ¾ tsp Bicarbonate of soda
- 50g/2 oz mix of both ground and flaked almonds
- 60g/2½ oz melted butter
- 40ml/2 fl oz hot water
- Preheat oven to 180C/350F/Gas4 and line a baking tray with baking paper
- Mix all the dry ingredients together well in a large bowl
- Stir in the melted butter
- Add enough hot water to make a dough
- Roll out on a floured surface to approx 5mm thick and cut our 20 small rounds with a cookie cutter
- Bake for approx 25-30 minutes till golden.
- They will crisp up as they cool on a wire rack.