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Basic biscuits

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WhoseGotMyEyebrows Sun 11-Sep-11 08:26:10

Can anyone tell me how you make basic biscuits? Just the main things you need and then me and the dcs can add stuff if we want.


Did ask my MIL once but she laughed in my face, which is the standard for when she knows something and I don't . . .

250g butter , softened
140g caster sugar
1 egg yolk
2 tsp vanilla extract
300g plain flour

Cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl, then add the egg yolk and vanilla and briefly beat to combine. Sift over the flour and stir until the mixture is well combined, you'll probably need to finish it off with your hands to bind the mixture.

If you're adding bits, lessen the flour and add a drop of milk if needed. For chocolate ones, swap 50g flour for 50g cocoa powder.

Roll the mixture out and use cutters. Bake at 180 for about 8-12 mins depending on your oven.

MissTinaTeaspoon Sun 11-Sep-11 15:12:07

And when you've made a lovely batch of biscuits don't offer any to your mil grin

Yes, forgot to add that your mother in law sounds delightful. hmm

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