Sometimes after dinner, when I haven’t pre prepared any dessert, I find myself scrabbling around the cupboards for any sign of something sweet. A biscuit would do, to go with my evening twinings of course. Well the cupboard was bare so the only thing to do was to make some. Nothing too fancy, just a sweet buttery, almost shortbread like mini melt in the mouth treat. Perfect accompaniment to any saucer.
Pre heat oven to gas mark 4 or 180’C
225g or 8oz plain flour
150g or 5 1/2 oz butter
125g or 4 1/2 oz caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
Rub the butter into the flour until it resembles bread crumbs. Stir in the caster sugar and vanilla extract and bring together until it makes a firm dough. Roll out to 1cm thick and use a 1″ cutter for mini biscuits or a 2″ cutter for greedier portions!
Place the biscuits on some baking parchment on a large oven tray and bake for 15 – 20 mins until they are just starting to colour. Leave to cool then sprinkle with a little more caster sugar.