Butter Biscuits

This will be the first of a few biscuit related posts coming up! The basic inspiration went as far as I have not made biscuits in a while and I got some new cutter for Christmas so I am going to make some. Then I happened to chance across a recipe for Butter Biscuits that was versatile for experimenting with different flavours and textures. Se here is the basic biscuit recipe.

Ingredients

  • 250g of Butter
  • 140g of Caster Sugar
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 2tsp of Vanilla Extract
  • 300g of Plain Flour
Butter Biscuits
Butter Biscuits

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 150C
  2. Cream the butter and caster sugar in a large bowl until smooth
  3. Add the egg yolk and vanilla extract and beat to combine
  4. Sift the flour into the mixture in stages whilst working it into the mix
  5. At this point using your fingers is best to bring the mixture together
  6. Roll out 1cm thick on a dusted surface and cut out your desired shapes
  7. Place onto a baking sheet
  8. Chill for 30 minutes
  9. Place in oven for 15-16 minutes watching carefully until the biscuits are golden
  10. Bring out of the oven and allow to cool

I cannot deny that these Butter Biscuits tasted great but if the look like mine when your done you went wrong just as I did, I thought I could make them thinner and I couldn’t! These butter biscuits do spread whilst baking so they need to be thick to counter balance that, mine were a little too thin so had a snap to them, delicious all the same but not what I was going for. I also have to admit that I did not use my new cutters as this dough just would not let me sadly and that is why you see boring circular biscuits!

I will definitely be having a second attempt at this recipe and will be sure to keep you posted.

By the way look out for my next biscuit post in a few days!

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