Monday, 24 July 2017


I found these crispy, delicious biscuits in the Modern Cookery recipe book from 1917. Made in a few minutes, no creaming or rubbing in. So easy. But most of all, delicious and unfortunately very moreish. Hey ho.

8 oz self raising flour
4 oz caster sugar
2 oz melted butter
1 egg
2 oz glace cherries
1 oz mixed peel

Pre heat your fan oven to 160C and butter a large baking sheets. This quantity makes 15 x 1¼oz biscuits. 

In a medium bowl, sift the flour and sugar together. Chop the fruits very very finely, then mix into the flour and sugar, making sure all the little bits are separated. Stir in the melted butter and enough of the beaten egg to for a soft dough. If you use a large egg then you might not need the whole egg, [I used one large] the dough should be soft, but not sticky.

Form the dough into large marble shapes and press lightly onto your prepared baking sheet, leaving plenty of room for them to spread.

Bake for about 15-17 minutes in your prepared oven. Just lovely.

Extremely simple, so a great biscuit for kids to make and practice their baking skills.

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