These delicious, crisp biscuits are perfect to eat with fruity dessert or on their own as an afternoon nibble. Super easy to make, this simple recipe makes a massive 75 biscuits
- 250g (8oz) plain flour
- 90g (3oz) caster sugar
- 1 level tsp mixed spice
- ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 90g (3oz) butter or margarine
- 5-6 tbsp double or soured cream
- Baking sheet, lined with Bakewell paper or Teflon
Set the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6. Mix the flour, sugar, spice and bicarbonate of soda in a bowl.
Rub in the butter or margarine and mix with the cream to make a very stiff paste.
Divide dough in half. Roll out one piece at a time to 18 x 35.5cm (7 x 14in) oblong and cut into fingers 9cm (3½in) long with a sharp knife. Put them on the baking sheet and bake for 5-6 mins until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack. Bake in batches.
Great served with stewed fruit, too.