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Mid afternoon cup of tea.

  1. Make cup of tea 🙂
  2. Realise have deep rooted need for biscuits :-S
  3. Notice that there aren’t any biscuits 🙁
  4. Remember that I love making biscuits 🙂
  5. Accept that I have lots of writing to do and therefore no time for baking :-S
  6. Remember that I have a 9 year old mini-me who loves to bake 🙂
  7. Spend next hour photographing the cuteness that is a 9 year old baking 😀
  8. Remember all that writing I had to do :-S

Bless my little one, she is adorable!  So it isn’t necessarily ideal to become a parent in your late teens; but it does mean that now, in my late 20s, I have a best friend to hang out with…..and she is an awesome baker!

These biscuits are great for adults and children.  Older children will need help with the oven and younger children may need help weighing the ingredients, but apart from that it’s very simple.  You might like to decorate these in a delicate sophisticated fashion, but our daughter prefers the ‘squiggle and sprinkle’ method and has recently developed a love for baby blue icing (designer’s eye that is!).

You Will Need:

12 ounce plain flour

4 ounce baking margerine

4 ounce soft light brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

1 teaspoon golden syrup

1 egg


  • Either use the same cutter for all of your biscuits or try to use ones that are a similar size, this will ensure that they cook evenly.
  • Preheat the oven to 180/350 F
  • Mix together the sugar and margarine.
  • Add the egg, vanilla essence and syrup and beat well (don’t worry if the mixture looks odd!)
  • Add the flour in three steps.  Depending on the size of your eggs you may find you need an ounce less than stated in this recipe.
  • The dough, when ready should be soft and slightly sticky.
  • On a floured surface roll the dough out to approximately 5mm thickness.  *Beth’s tip* Halve the dough before you roll it as the full amount can be difficult to roll out evenly
  • Press out shapes and lay on a baking tray.
  • Bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
Waiting for biscuits is NOT FUN!
  • Remove from the oven when golden brown.
  • Allow to cool on the tray before transferring to a cooling wire for decoration.

The oohs and ahhhs from Phill when Beth took a plate of these up to his office, told me they were a success before I even tried them!


Love Rachel and Beth


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