Traditional Continential Biscuits Recipe

Day 5 of Blogmas

Inspired by traditional continental biscuits. These were so quick and easy; anyone can make these. They make the kitchen smell so Christmassy!

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Ingredients

100g plain flour plus lots for dusting
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
50g caster sugar
1 tablespoon milk
75g butter

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Method

Get your oven on at about 180C/gas mark 4, and line a couple of baking trays with baking paper. Put all your ingredients in a big bowl, and mix, and mix, and keep mixing until it all comes together (I used my hands). You might need to add extra flour or milk, depending on how wet or dry your dough is.

Dust your surface with plenty of flour, and roll out the dough. The thicker you leave it, the softer the biscuit. The biscuits pictured were quite thin, which made them rather crunchy. I’m sure Mary Berry would’ve been proud of the snap! Bake for about 20 minutes, until nice and brown.

For the icing, I used icing sugar and water, made it quite thick, and added a good squeeze of golden syrup. I dipped the biscuits in to make these little sandwiches, and, as you can see, I went a bit mad with the Christmas sprinkles! My boyfriend said they were like a Christmas Oreo – I’ll take that review, thanks babe!

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