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Basic Biscuits

This is a case where less is certainly more. These buttery, sweet biscuits are the perfect pairing with a cup of tea morning, noon or night.

Desserts Baking


  • 100g butter
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon
  • 5ml vanilla essence
  • 1 medium egg
  • 100g plain flour
  • 100g self raising flour


Method (click to mark as completed)


  1. Put the butter, sugar and vanilla essence in a bowl. Beat with a Russell Hobbs hand mixer at medium speed till fluffy (1-2 minutes).
  2. Reduce speed. Add the egg. Gradually increase speed until everything has combined. Sift the flours together then work them into the mixture.
  3. Form the mixture into balls. Put them on a greased baking tray. Flatten them slightly. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°C for 12-15 minutes.
  4. Cool on the tray for a few minutes, then move to a wire rack.

Completed steps (click to remove last step)