Easy Biscuits

DSC_0037Sometimes there is just nothing better than a nice cup of tea and a good biscuits to accompany it (how Anglo-Saxon do I sound?).

I like these biscuits because they are really easy to make and I always make enough dough so that I can freeze half of it. That way when I, or any other member of my family, suddenly gets a craving for biscuits I can just grab the dough out of the freezer, let it defrost for 10 min while the oven is heating up and an additional 10 minutes later we have freshly baked biscuits.

The other thing I like about this recipe is that it is really versatile. You can cut thin slices off the sausage and sandwich them together with some good jam when they come out of the oven. You can paint the sausage with a beaten egg and then roll it in broken nuts or even just in brown sugar. You can add lemon or even orange zest to the egg/sugar/butter cream before you add in the flour. In short, the sky is the limit with this one and I love this kind of recipe as I can make it according to what I happen to have flying around at home. Here is the recipe:

-200 g butter

-350 g flour

-1 egg (beaten)

-100 grams of caster sugar

Beat together the egg, the sugar and the butter until you get a nice cream. Then add in the flour and mix it together until you get a ball of dough (I usually do all of this in the food processor).

Roll the dough into a long sausage of about 4 centimetres in diameter. Slices off as many biscuits as you need (or want), wrap the rest of the sausage in cellophane and stick it in the freezer for the next time you feel like biscuits!

You can download the recipe EASY BISCUITS.



Comments (5)

March 26, 2010

mmm, this is lovely recipe and I couldn’t agree more w/ you! Will make it this weeked!

March 26, 2010

I have a similar recipe and love it- I think we call it Freezer Cookies in American 🙂 I will say that this does not work with cookie cutters- I cut up the circles, then used heart cookie cutters on them, and in the oven, they all returned to circles. Too much butter??

March 26, 2010

ummmm i love “too much butter”
i will definitely try!

March 28, 2010

sound lovely choc chips might work too.

How do you cook them?

March 28, 2010

Good point Cate. I stick them in the oven at about 180 degrees celsius until they are light golden on top…

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