31 May 2012

gettin' figgy wit it - Oat, Fig & Choc Chip Biscuits

Un na na na na na, un na nun nun nun naaaa

I apologise.

I now owe it to you all to share my WORLD RENOUND (ok maybe within my work and close friends renound??) biscuit recipe, appropriately dubbed the 'Gettin' Figgy Wit It Biscuits'. The thing that makes these biscuits so addictive is the salt! So try using a really good quality salt if you can find it, not just plain old saxa salt! Either works, but I love the rustic look and texture of 'fleur de sel' (fancy pants sea salt!) and believe it or not you can taste the difference between a biscuit with these, and a biscuit with normal table salt. Sea salt flakes are a nice/cheaper version too.

This recipe makes around 2 trays of biscuits dependant on size, I like to make them and slightly flattened balls, as opposed to pancake-like biscuits.

1 1/2 c flour
1/2 tsp bicarb soda
1/4 tsp table salt
8 tbsp nuttelex
1/2 c copha
1 c raw sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
Equivalent in egg replacer (of choice) to 1 egg, for this I use Ogran No Egg (Natural egg replacer)
3 1/4 cups rolled oats
2/3 cup chopped dried figs
1/2 cup vegan choc chips (I use Sweet Williams because they are cheap & stocked in most places)
Fleur De Sel

Whisk together flour, bicarb soda, and salt.
In a large bowl, beat together nuttelex and copha until smooth, melting the copha for 1 1/2-2mins in the microwave before-hand makes this easier! Add sugar and beat until fluffy. Beat in vanilla extract and egg replacer until incorporated.
Add dry ingredients and beat until combined. Stir in oats, chocolate chips and figs. Form dough into a ball and cover with plastic wrap. Let chill in refrigerator at least two hours. (I generally am making this in a rush, so end up popping in the freezer for 30mins.
Preheat oven to 180°. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. Form dough into a ball, placing on tray. Roll. Repeat. Roll the biscuits in the fleur de sel, common sense prevails here with the amount of salt you use. These bad boys are super quick to cook, they take around 10-12mins, they may not look done, trust me, they are!
Remove from oven, stick on a cooling rack, take to work the next day and get dogged by co-workers that generally avoid your eye in the hallway!

Peace and Love!


  1. Does this mean you cooked some for tomorrow?!

  2. Haha no my Love, tonight is all about Chill Town at Pitman- Lythe Residence.