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Coconut Biscuits Recipe

June5

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz/115 gm butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 beaten egg
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 cups coconut
  • 1 cup sifted flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • pinch salt

Method:

Cream the butter and sugar and then add the egg and the vanilla essence. Combine the dry ingredients and add. Mix well. Put into teaspoon lots on to a cold, floured oven tray. Flatten with a fork. Bake at 180 C/350 F for about 10 minutes (if you are using a fan-forced oven  then you will need to lower the temperature by up to 10 degrees centigrade and/or adjust the time). Leave on a wire rack to cool and then store in an air-tight container.

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Rolled Oats Biscuits Recipe

June1

I can’t help comparing these  with Anzac biscuits because they share some of the same ingredients. However they are lighter and less sweet and I when I first made them I didn’t expect to like them as much as I did-they’re very nice and definitely worth trying.

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz/115 gm butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup sifted flour
  • 1.5 teaspoons baking powder

Method:

Cream the butter and sugar. Add the beaten egg. Combine all the dry ingredients and then add to the mixture and mix well. Roll into balls and place on an oven tray and press down thinly with a fork. Bake at 190 C/375 F for approximately 12 – 15 minutes (if you are using a fan-forced oven  then you will need to lower the temperature by up to 10 degrees centigrade and/or adjust the time). Place on a wire rack to cool and then store in an air-tight container.

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May’s Biscuits Recipe

May29

When searching through my mother’s ancient recipe book I came across this recipe which is not one I had tried before or was familiar with. It’s nice to have a plain biscuit sometimes!

Ingredients:

  • 8oz/225 gm butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Method:

Cream the butter and sugar. Add the beaten egg and then the vanilla essence. Combine the dry ingredients and add them to the mixture. Roll into balls and place them on a cold oven tray. Press down with a fork. Bake at 180 C/350 F for about 15 minutes until light brown (if you are using a fan-forced oven  then you will need to lower the temperature by up to 10 degrees centigrade and/or adjust the time). Place on a wire rack to cool and then store in an air-tight container.

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Cherry and Walnut Biscuits Recipe

April23

These are yummy!

  • 6 oz/170 gm butter
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond essence
  • 1  1/2 cups sifted flour
  • 1/2 cup cornflour
  • 3/4 cup chopped glace cherries
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Method:

Cream the butter and sugar and then add the two essences.  Combine the dry ingredients and add to the mixture. Add the cherries and walnuts and mix well and knead. Roll up pieces into small balls and place on an oven tray. Flatten each one using either a fork or the underneath of a (floured) tumbler. Bake at 325 F/160 C for about 20 minutes (if you are using a fan-forced oven  then you will need to lower the temperature by up to 10 degrees centigrade and/or adjust the time). Leave on a wire rack to cool and then store in an air-tight container.

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Nut and Chocolate Biscuits Recipe

March19

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz/230 gm butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 beaten egg
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 cups sifted flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • ½ cup dark chocolate drops

Method:

Cream the butter and sugar. Add the egg and a pinch of salt. Combine the flour and baking powder and add to the mixture. Lastly add the walnuts and chocolate. Bake at 180 C/350 F for 10 to 15 minutes  (if you are using a fan-forced oven  then you will need to lower the temperature by up to 10 degrees centigrade and/or adjust the time).  Place on a wire rack to cool and then store in an air-tight container.

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Walnut Biscuits Recipe

March19

These are yummy!

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz/115 gm butter
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons golden syrup
  • 1 ½ cups sifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 oz/50 gm chopped walnuts

Method:

Put the butter, sugar and golden syrup in a saucepan to melt. Add the combined dry ingredients. Roll into small balls and place on a cold, greased tray. Flatten with a fork.  Bake at 180 C/350 F for about 15 minutes  (if you are using a fan-forced oven  then you will need to lower the temperature by up to 10 degrees centigrade and/or adjust the time).  When cooked place on a wire rack to cool and when cool store in an air-tight container.

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German Biscuits Recipe

March4

These are a good all-round biscuit with a similar taste and texture to melting moments.

Ingredients:

  • 3 oz/90 gm butter
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 cup sifted flour
  • 1 cup cornflour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

Method:

Cream the butter and sugar and add the egg. Mix in the combined dry ingredients until a firm paste is formed. Roll out thinly and cut into shapes. Place on a cold, greased tray and bake at 180 C/350 F for 15 minutes (if you are using a fan-forced oven  then you will need to lower the temperature by up to 10 degrees centigrade and/or adjust the time). Place on a wire rack to cool and then store in an air-tight container.

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Afghan Biscuits Recipe

February19

Since I began this site different family members have been waiting with anticipation for this national favourite  to appear. It’s easy to make and I’ve never had it fail.

Ingredients:

  • 7 oz/200 gm butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1  1/2 cups sifted flour
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa
  • 2 cups cornflakes
  • walnuts

Method:

Cream the butter and sugar and then add the vanilla. Combine the dry ingredients and add to the mixture. Mix well. Put spoonfuls of the mixture on to a cold, greased oven tray.  Press down a little. Bake at 180 C/350 F for 15 minutes (if you are using a fan-forced oven  then you will need to lower the temperature by up to 10 degrees centigrade and/or adjust the time).  Place on a wire rack to cool. Ice with chocolate icing and place a walnut on top. Store in an air-tight container.

Chocolate icing:

  • 1 cup sifted icing sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • dash of hot water

Mix all of the icing ingredients together in a bowl until a thick paste is formed.

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Bran Biscuits Recipe

February14

These are pretty tasty and because they don’t taste too rich and buttery it’s easy to just keep on eating them!

Ingredients:

  • 5 oz/140 gm butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 dessertspoon golden syrup
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 2 cups bran
  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • pinch salt

Method:

Cream the butter and sugar. Add the golden syrup and then the egg. Combine all the dry ingredients and add to the mixture. Mix well. Roll out on a floured board and then cut into squares. Place on an oven tray and bake at 180 C/350 F for 10 to 15 minutes (if you are using a fan-forced oven  then you will need to lower the temperature by up to 10 degrees centigrade and/or adjust the time).  When cooked place on a wire rack to cool and then store in an air-tight container.

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Almond Biscuits Recipe

February11

These are a nice plain biscuit given a lift by the subtle almond essence. You could add more essence to give it even more flavour. Although they are crisp around the edges they don’t have a hard crunchy centre.

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz/230 gm butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond essence
  • 3 cups sifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • blanced almonds

Method:

Cream the butter and sugar. Add the eggs and then the almond essence and mix well. Stir in the remaining, combined dry ingredients. Roll into balls and place on an oven tray. Press down with a fork. Place an almond in the centre of each biscuit and gently press in. Bake at 180 C/350 F for 10 to 15 minutes (if you are using a fan-forced oven  then you will need to lower the temperature by up to 10 degrees centigrade and/or adjust the time). When cooked place on a wire rack to cool and store in an air-tight container.

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