Thursday, 10 October 2013

Homemade Shortbread Biscuits

What better way to brighten up a dull autumn day, than to bake some really easy biscuits? You will need:

6 oz plain flour
3 oz caster sugar
6 oz butter
3 oz fine semolina

Simply beat all the ingredients together in a warm mixing bowl, roll it out on a sugared surface and press it into a tin (ours is 20cm square). Prick it all over with a fork and place in the oven at gas mark 2 for an hour. Allow to cool slightly, then cut into rectangles and allow them to cool thoroughly on a baking tray.

And there's no better way to accompany homemade biscuits with a lovely cup of tea or fresh coffee, whichever you prefer. I like mine out of these beautiful handmade mugs that we picked up for pocket money (£5 each!) at a local cafe in Brighton from a local potter.

 Happy home baking everyone!