Its been a few months since I last posted due to family committments but HO back in use today and experimenting with biscuits.
Here is a recipe that works very well although perhaps when you taste them you may not be able to stop.
It is extremely simple to make. Follow the pointers I give and you will be friends with the whole neighbourhood.
Forked Melting Biscuits.
4 oz soft butter
2 oz white castor sugar
5 oz self raising flour
5 drops vanilla essence.
Cream the sugar and butter together to a smooth white(ish) consistency
Add the sifted flour and 5 drops Vanilla essence.
Mix to a dry dough consistency enough to form into a dryish ball.
All this only takes a few minutes.
Use an extender ring and use a high rack or place on the low rack if no extender ring used.
Pre heat to 190C
Lightly grease a baking tray (although I use a non stick tray and do not grease.
Place walnut size balls of the mixture onto the tray and leave a space between each ball. (walnut size is the size complete in shell).
Press each ball down with a fork until they are about 2.5 to 3 inches round.
Tidy up the edges if you wish, but I only do this if they break too much in the pressing process.
Cook for 8 minutes at 190C then switch off for one minute and recook for 5 minutes at 200C without reheating. ( also try 11 minute continuous at 190).
Take out when medium brown.
Leave on baking tray for 3 minutes before removing to a cooling rack.
Enjoy with a tea or coffee.
Watch out if you are a dunker as they can break off quite easily.
Leaving them on the tray for 3 minutes allows them to set up firmly and not break on removal.
Adjust cooking times to suit the amount of browning and crispness required.
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