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Crunchy Biscuits


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So apparently in the last (and it may well be THE last, or so I pray) edition of the Great British Bake Off, Mary Berry announced that a biscuit must be crunchy.

Excuse me: what about ...


  • 100g butter, slightly softened
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 200g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp. light corn syrup (use golden syrup or honey as an alternative; each will alter the taste slightly)
  • 2 tsp lemon juice

Cream the butter with the sugar until fluffy, add the vanilla extract stir the flour with the baking powder into the mix, add the corn syrup and mix everything into soft dough. Roll it up into a sausage about 4-4cm in diameter, wrap it in cling film and chill for at least an hour until firm.

Biscuit dough
Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/gas 5. Line a couple of baking sheets with parchment.

When the dough has chilled, slice it into 3mm thick discs with a sharp knife, place on the baking sheets well-spaced out and bake for 8 minutes until light golden around the edges. Cool on the wire rack.

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