Crisp Portuguese Biscuits

Crisp Portuguese Biscuits


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These simple Portguese sugar biscuits are very crisp. They are delicious with a cup of tea. Using cookie cutters you can make any shaped biscuits you are keen on.

J. Pacheco

Serves: 24 

  • 2 tablespoons cornflour
  • 220g caster sugar
  • 60g butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 350g plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees C.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the cornflour and sugar. Add the butter and cream well. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Combine the flour and baking powder; stir into the sugar mixture until a dough forms. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/2 cm thickness and cut into desired shapes with biscuit cutters. Place biscuits 2 1/2 cm apart onto a dry baking tray.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in preheated oven, until biscuits are golden brown at the edges. Allow biscuits to cool on baking tray for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Reviews (4)


I really liked this biscuit. It tastes just like those my mum makes. It's not too sweet, but very dense, which makes it great with a cup of coffee. My kids liked using the cutters with these biscuits, although it did take longer with them helping! - 29 Sep 2008


A great biscuit recipe, simple and good flavour. Everyone that tries one has good comments on it. Thanks for the recipe. - 29 Sep 2008


My boys loved them so much that I made more the next day - 29 Sep 2008

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