"Argh, it's the school fair tomorrow" biscuits

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Serves: 24

By MamaG

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Ingredients

  • 65g caster sugar

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 2 drops vanilla essence

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp cocoa powder

  • 25ml water

  • 75g butter

  • 150g plain flour

Method

  1. Sift together the flour, salt and baking powder into a mixing bowl.
  2. Rub in the butter and stir in the sugar.
  3. Make the mixture into a pliable paste with the essence and water.
  4. Divide the paste into 2 equal portions. Put 1 portion back in the mixing bowl.
  5. Sprinkle the cocoa over it and work it in evenly, using a fork.
  6. Roll out the plain paste on a lightly floured surface into a rectangle 18 X 22 cm. Put to one side.
  7. Roll out the chocolate paste to the same size and place it on top of the plain piece.
  8. Roll lightly with the rolling pin to make them stick together.
  9. Roll up both pieces from the long side, like a Swiss roll, keeping the join underneath.
  10. Chill until firm.
  11. Preheat the oven to a moderate 180C/Gas Mark 4.
  12. Cut the paste into slices 1 cm thick.
  13. Reshape into neat rounds with the hands and place on a greased baking sheet, spaced well apart.
  14. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the plain biscuit mixture is golden brown.

Handy Hint

DO NOT SKIMP ON THE CHILLING BIT - they have to be really cold before you start to cut or they look rubbish when you cut them.

These are what I make when my DD screeches “it's the school fair tomorrow” as I usually have the ingredients in.

Additional Information

  • Cake/Dessert

  • Lunchbox

  • Biscuit and sweets

  • Kids can help

  • Make Ahead

  • Kids party

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