Basic biscuit recipe

Yield: 1 Batch

Measure Ingredient
125 grams Butter
125 grams Sugar (castor or icing)
1 \N Egg
125 grams Self-raising flour
125 grams Plain flour
\N \N Flavouring

Cream the butter and sugar, add egg and flavouring, mix thoroughly.

Add sifted flours and mix to a smooth dough. Knead to a creamy consistency on a floured surface. Roll and cut as you wish. Bake on a greased tray in a moderate oven 350deg F (180C) for 15-20 mins.

Variations ~~~~~~~~~~ 1. Almond: Use almond essence as flavouring.

Place in small teasoons on greased oven tray. Place ½ almond on top of each.

2. Chocolate: Omit 1 tablespoon flour, add 1 tablespoon cocoa and a few drops of rum essence and/or grated chocolate or chocolate chips.

3. Cinnamon: Omit 1 tablespoon flour, add 2 teaspoons cinnamon.

4. Coconut: Omit 3 tablespoons flour, add 3 tablespoons desicated coconut.

5. Cherry and Coconut: Omit 1 tablespoon flour, add 1 tablespoon coconut, 90g chopped glace cherries, grated rind 1 lemon, 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Roll in small balls in extra coconut.

6. Bran: Substitute bran for plain flour. Roll to ⅛" thickness, cut into fingers. Serve with butter and honey.

7. Oatmeal: Omit 125g plain flour, substitute 90g oatmeal, chopped finely in a blender, few drops of vanilla essence. Use wholemeal S.R.

flour. Roll out thinly, cut into shapes.

From "NMAA Cooks - Recipes for Busy Mothers - 1975" Typed by Vicki Crawford

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