Introduction: Vanilla Biscuits (dairy Free)
These are a simple and easy to make biscuits that vanish quickly in my house.
I have to make the dairy free version for my son, but there is not a lot of difference flavour wise.
You can proberly substitute coffee, chocolate or another flavouring for the vanilla, if you wish.
They were nice with a strawberry flavouring and a touch of pink food colouring.
They are also suitable for freezing.
100g /4oz butter (can use dairy free alternative)
65g /2 1/2 oz caster sugar
1 egg, separated
1-2 × 15ml /1-2 tbl milk (can use dairy free).
175g /6oz self raising flour
Few drops vanilla extract
Caster sugar for sprinkling
Scales, mixer and cutters. Baking trays and cooling rack.
Step 1: Pre Heat Oven and Mixing
Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees Celsius/ 400 degrees Fahrenheit/ Gas mark 6.
Place butter and sugar in a bowl and beat together until light and fluffy, then beat in the egg yolk, and vanilla.(or other flavouring)
-ld in the flour, add enough milk to give a firm dough.
Step 2: Kneading and Rolling
Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface, then roll out to 5mm /1/4 inch thickness.
Cut out 15 to 20 - 6cm /2 1/2 inch rounds. (Or whatever cutters you may have, (You can always use a glass).
Place on greased baking trays.
Step 3: Baking
Bake in a pre-heated oven (200 C/400 F/Gas mark 6) for 10 minutes.
Brush with the lightly beaten egg white, then sprinkle with the caster sugar.
Bake for a further 10 minutes until a light golden brown.
Transfer to a wire rack, and leave to cool.
Step 4: Freezing (if They Make It That Far) and Thawing.
Open (flash) freeze until firm, then pack in a rigid container, separating each layer with foil.
Seal, label and return to freezer.
To thaw and serve
Place on a serving platter and thaw at room temperature for 1 -2 hours.
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2 years ago
These looks nice! :D
Reply 2 years ago
Thank you, they were gone by that night, lol