Vanilla Biscuits


225 g (8 oz) self raising flour
pinch salt
125 g (5 oz) butter, cubed
100 g (4 oz) caster sugar
1 size 3 egg, beaten
10 ml (2 tsp) vanilla essence
glace cherries to decorate


1. Place the flour, salt, butter and sugar into the processor bowl and process for 10 seconds.

2. With the machine still running add the beaten egg and vanilla essence and mix to a very stiff dough. (Add more egg if required).

3. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead the dough until smooth. Chill.

4. Roll out the dough fairly thinly and cut into rounds with a plain or flutted cutter.

5. Place on a greased baking tray and prick biscuits well with a fork. Place a halved glace cherry into the centre of each biscuit. Chill.

6. Bake in the centre of the oven at 180°C, 350°F, Gas No. 4 for about 10 minutes or until a pale golden brown.

7. Allow to cool for 2-3 minutes before transferring onto a wire cooling rack.

What did you think?

24 people have helped to review this recipe. Thankyou!

posted by peter white @ 02:38PM, 1/27/08
The biscuits taste great but i found i had to add quite a bit more flour to the dough to make it workable enough to knead witout sticking to my fingers....still its fun playing with sticky dough doh:-)
posted by Luna @ 08:35AM, 7/11/09
I forgot how much flour i added so i jusyt added roughly 140g more and then still it was all liquidy so i just put big blobs on the tray and put it in the oven. Its not bad :P
P.S: They taste nice woth honey.
Add more flour
posted by Zoe @ 06:49AM, 7/05/10
I also had to add a lot more flour. I added 2oz to start off with but then still needed to add a lot more, think I added another 5 in total. Bit messy but again I just put blobs on my baking tray.
Very good!
posted by Jess @ 07:01AM, 1/08/11
The biscuit i made were very tasty. I as well found that there was not nearly enough flour and the biscuit had risen quite a lot that they were nearly shortvread. Additionaly they taste great with golden syrup with hundreds of thousands.

the biscuits also needed an extra 10 minutes.
posted by jessice @ 11:09AM, 2/20/11
I thoughtthat the buscuits were nice bu i added more flour than what the recipe called for. still they were good.
posted by Jane @ 11:16AM, 9/19/11
It was ok I dont usually like cooking but your recipe was sort of good
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