Basic Changeable Biscuit

    20 minutes

    This is a simple, easy, basic biscuit recipe, but you can add a variety of ingredients to change the type of biscuit. Anywhere from sweet to savoury.


    New South Wales, Australia
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    Serves: 20 

    • Basic biscuit
    • 125g softened butter
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • pinch salt
    • 1 cup plain flour
    • 1 cup self raising flour
    • 1 egg
    • splash of milk

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:8min  ›  Extra time:2min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. Mix the butter and sugar until you get a soft creamy mixture.
    3. Add the salt and mix; add the egg and mix.
    4. Add the flour 1/2 cup at a time, and mix with each addition.
    5. Add splash of milk if needed and mix.
    6. Knead the dough until it is not messy and is supple, then roll it out until about 5mm or so thick. The thickness doesn't really matter - 10mm thick if you want - the biscuit will expand a lot.
    7. Cut using a cookie cutter shape to suit yourself.
    8. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes – for a lesser time for a nice soft biscuit, longer time for a harder biscuit - just keep an eye on them.
    9. Changes and Variations

    10. For a sweet biscuit, add a tablespoon of hundreds and thousands to the mix.
    11. You could also add: cinnamon or nutmeg or Pureblends Sweetspice or ginger or allspice or star anise or whatever you want in the way of spices.
    12. Also try adding peanut butter or almonds.
    13. Just prior to cooking, sprinkle some coarse sugar on top, and they will end up like "Nice" biscuits.

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    Self-raising flour can be made by adding 1 teaspoon of baking powder to each cup of plain flour needed just in case anyone doesnt have it on hand.  -  19 Feb 2010


    Wow. Fantastic recipe.I will definitely make again. I dipped them in dark chocolate and they were gone so quickly. Next time I will make a double batch and freeze half.  -  24 Apr 2012


    Good basic biscuit. Works without rolling it out too, I like denser biscuits. Works with any additions like chocolate chips.  -  02 Jul 2011