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Delicious Dandelion Biscuits


Date: April 21, 2018 Posted by: Dafydd Monks

If you're out and about in your garden this weekend, you are bound to see Dandelions growing. You may very well be tempted to pull them out, or poisen them with weedkiller. But hang on - They are both first class medicines - and can be a very tasty spring treat!

DandelionsThis recipe is modified from a recipe that has been going round for absolutely ages online. This is my take on Dandelion biscuits. I first made them in a woodland setting with a group of excited school children - a perfect reflection of the excitement of springtime. We made them in a Dutch oven on a camp fire but you can use any domestic oven.


Makes 12 - 16 Cookies


Ingredients

4 Fl. Oz    Sunflower Oil
4 Fl. Oz    Local Raw Honey
2              Eggs
1 Tsp.      Vanilla Flavouring (Optional)
4 Oz.        Whole Flour
4 Oz.        Large Rolled Oats or Porridge Oats
1/2 Pt.      Dandelion Petals

Method

Light a camp fire, and place your Dutch oven on-top of a hot well-glowing bed of embers. We like to place a metal plate upside down on the bottom of the Dutch Oven to act as an insulator. We place a round tray on top of this to bake on. Failing that, a domestic oven at 190 degrees centigrade works just as well.

Gather your Dandelion heads, and pull the yellow petals off the flower head. This is something that a child would love doing; it is therapeutic. It also will leave you with brown, stained hands - another reason for a child to do this process.

Mix the oil and honey, and when thoroughly mixed, beat in the eggs and vanilla extract (if used).

Stir in the flour, oats and Dandelion petals.

Drop dollops of the mixture onto a greased tray and place in your oven.

Bake for 10 - 15 minutes, remove and enjoy as a lovely spring treat.


Dandelion Biscuits Fresh Out of the Oven

How did you get on making these biscuits? Did you enjoy them? Let us know in the comments box below!