Showing posts with label biscuits. Show all posts
Showing posts with label biscuits. Show all posts

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Easter bunny biscuits

Happy Easter everyone !!! 


100 gr white flour, I used spelt 
100 gr wholemeal flour 
1 tsp cinnamon 
75 gr butter or coconut oil*
1 ripe banana
1 - 2 Tbsp maple syrup
dry fruit for the eyes

Put the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl and rub in the fat.
Mash the banana with the maple syrup and stir into the mixture to make a smooth dough.
Roll out the dough between two greaseproof sheets and cut out bunny shapes with biscuit cutter.
Make the eyes for the bunnies by cutting a tiny peaces from any dry fruit.
Place the biscuit on a baking tray and bake on 180 C for 15 minutes.

note: Annabel Karmel's recipe from one of her baby and toddler cookery books, to be precise from 1991 😍 

* make this biscuit vegan by using coconut oil 

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Fig and hazelnuts biscotti

This Italian biscuits called biscotti which means twice baked are my favorite festive bakes . Give it a go, your house will smell festive for hours, your cookie jar will be full ( not for long ) they are a real treat, perfect gift for friends and family...🎅🎅🎅🎅🎅🎅🎄🎄🎄🎄


24 biscotti 

220 gr flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon 
120 gr brown sugar
100 gr dry figs, chopped 
100 gr toasted hazelnuts
2 eggs
25 gr melted butter
zest of one orange

Sift the flour, baking powder and cinnamon into a bowl.
Add the sugar, figs and nuts.
In a jug whisk the eggs, butter and zest and pour in the flour bowl.
Stir to bring together.
Divide into two and form an even logs 4 cm wide each.
Transfer the logs to a baking tray and bake for 20 - 25 minutes on 180 C.
Let them cool down a bit and cut each log into 12 slices.
Bake them for 20 minutes on 150 C.

Friday, 12 February 2016

Ржени бисквити / Rye biscuits

Totally awesome taste and texture, I will lie if I say they are healthy but I won't lie if I say they are good for your soul !

Потребни состојки:

200 гр ржено брашно
100 гр пченично брашно
75 гр кафеав шеќер
1 ванилин шеќер или 1 мала лажичка екстрат од ванила
5-6 зрна сол
на врв на ножот пециво
200 гр мек путер
4 лажици ладен црн чај или вода

Ставете ги сите суви состојки во поголема здела, додајте го путерот исецкан на коцки и мешајте со рака. Додајте го чајот, продолжете да месите со рака , додајте вода ако тестото е суво.
Завиткајте го тестото во пластична фолија и оставете го во фрижидер околу 20 минути.
Развлечете го тестото тенко 3 мм. користејки сукало помеѓу 2 парчиња пластична фолија и сечете користејки округли модли (во мојот случај ) или облик по ваша желба.
Печете ги бисквитите 7 - 8 минути на 180 степени.
Повторете ја постапката со преостанатото тесто се додека не го потрошите.


200 gr rye biscuits 
100 gr wheat flour 
75 gr brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract 
pinch of salt
pinch of baking powder
200 gr soft butter
4 Tbsp cold black tea or water

Place all dry ingredients in a mixing bowl, add the butter cut into cubes and knead it with your fingers. Add the liquid .
Form a smooth dough , wrap it into a cling film and leave it in the fridge foe about 20 minutes.
Roll the dough thin, 3 mm between two peaces of cling film and cut out a round shapes.
Re roll the rest of the dough until you use it all.
Bake the biscuits for about 7 - 8 minutes on 180 C 

Thanks for reading! I would appreciate any comments or suggestions from you.

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Sugar free shortbread fingers

This recipe is from Annabel Karmel's the very first cookery book for young children and I love it. The dough is very easy to make, doesn't need a resting, it's easy to roll and you can cut out different shapes using a cookie cutters or you can roll it flat forming a square and cutting the "fingers" using a knife.Which ever way you choose, enjoy eating them and don't forget to share them .....


50 gr wholemeal flour
100 gr white flour
75 gr semolina or any flour of your choice 
1/4 tsp cinnamon or ginger ( optional ) 
pinch of salt
75 gr butter, cubed and room temperature 
1 banana, mashed
1 tablespoon maple syrup ( optional )

Put the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl and rub in the butter.
Add the banana and the syrup if you are using.
Form a dough and roll it out between a cling film, make sure you get a rectangle shape (it's just easier to cut the biscuits.
Using a knife, cut the dough into strips horizontally and vertically. Prick your biscuits with fork and place them in a baking tray.
Bake on 200 C for 15 - 20 minutes.