No matter how prepared I am during the festive period, it seems inevitable that come Christmas Day, something has been underestimated or forgotten. Last year, it was the biscuits to go with cheese. So I found myself frantically making a batch of these crumbly oatcakes with a hit of thyme, just before our guests arrived. Everyone remarked how lovely they were, so this year I decided to include them in my edible gifts for friends.
If you fancy doing the same, simply wait until the biscuits are cool and tie a few up with a strip of baking paper and some ribbon, adding a sprig of thyme. Place in a clear plastic gift bag, easily available online or at most kitchenware stores and tie with more ribbon.