Lactation biscuits

I recently discovered lactation biscuits, and they seem to be working!

This also gave me the opportunity to try out my “new” mixmaster – it was my nana’s, and purchased in the ’80s.

The recipe I used was a pretty popular one:

Housepoet’s Famous Lactation Boosting Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip & Flaxseed biscuits

I found brewers yeast at Woolworths, and Linseed meal at Flannerys Natural Grocers, though this comes in a 1kg packet. You can’t buy brewers yeast at beer brewing type shops – their yeast is not used for baking.

Ingredients :
* 1 cup butter or marg
* 1 cup caster sugar
* 1 cup brown sugar
* 4 tablespoons water
* 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal* (linseed meal)
* 2 large eggs
* 1 teaspoon vanilla
* 2 cups pln flour
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 3 cups oats, thick cut if you can get them
* 1 cup or more chocolate chips or sultanas or apricot pieces or dates etc
* 2 tablespoons of brewers yeast* (be generous)

Directions:
Preheat oven at 180 degrees C (375 degrees F).

Mix together 2 tablespoons of flaxseed meal and water, set aside for 3-5 minutes.

I found that doing this would turn it into cement, so instead I waited until the end to mix the water and meal, and then added a few more tablespoons of water to keep it runny enough to add it to the biscuit mixture.

Cream (beat well) margarine and sugars.

Add eggs one at a time, mix well. Stir flaxseed mixture and add with vanilla to the margarine mix. Beat until blended.

Sift together dry ingredients, except oats and choc chips. Add to margarine mixture. Stir in oats then chips. Scoop or drop onto baking sheet, preferably lined with baking paper.

Bake 8-15 minutes, depending on size of cookies.
Makes: 6 dozen cookies depending on size
Preparation time: 15 minutes

*can be found at any local health food store.
*NOTE* IT MUST BE BREWERS YEAST, NO SUBSTITUTIONS.

Variations
white choc and glace cherry, or apricot and almond cookies. Just substitute the choc chips for the flavouring of your choice.

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