Basic Biscuits Recipe

So these are biscuits, my mother in law (‘Stan’ – to me) calls them cookies, they are not. Biscuits are short like me, short and sweet. Short in the context of biscuits means the finished biscuit is crisp and crumbly; a cookie tends to be more moist and chewy.

When bringing the dough together you squish it rather then kneed it. When cutting the biscuits out you will then need to bring the trimmings back to a ball to roll out again – more squishing. If you do more than a mere squish you are in effect kneading the dough and the gluten will get going and spoil the crumbly texture. No one wants a heavy biscuit.

 

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Basic Biscuits Recipe
finished biscuits recipie
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 8 Minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 8 Minutes
Servings
Ingredients
finished biscuits recipie
Instructions
  1. Cream together the butter and sugar, do this by hand. Just mix this into a smooth, thick paste. Not a good idea to use a mixer, you don’t need to add a lot of air to the mix; you are not after a spongy consistency.
    cream together sugar and butter
  2. Add all of the other ingredients, don’t worry that it looks too dry. You will end up with a crumby assortment in the bowl. Bring this together by squishing the dough together. Squish away until it is just blended together and no further.
    bring dough together
  3. Roll out the dough to the thickness of a £1 coin. Rolling is easy, lightly flour the work surface and the rolling pin, give the dough a quarter turn regularly, adding a little more flour if required.
    roll out dough
  4. Bake in a 180°C oven (160° fan) for 8 minutes until just golden at the edges; but check on the first batch at 6 mins, each oven differs a little. When you take the tray out of the oven leave the biscuits to cool a little, they will fall apart if you move then straight away. Transfer them to a wire rack to cool.
Recipe Notes

When you take the tray out of the oven leave the biscuits to cool a little, they will fall apart if you move then straight away.  Transfer them to a wire rack to cool.

Put the kettle on, make a cup of tea and eat up. Alternatively keep in an airtight container.

I will take a look at icing the biscuits in another blog post.

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2 Comments

  • Madison 14th March 2015 at 6:27 am

    They are fantastic and mine were 1000 times better when they were warm, thankyou

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  • sorana 18th March 2015 at 6:04 pm

    I need to try this!! Yummy Biscuits!

    Reply

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