Abernathy Biscuit

    25 minutes

    The addition of aromatic caraway seeds in this mildly sweet biscuit recipe is believed to aide with digestion and health.

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    Makes: 36 Biscuits

    • 5 1/2 cups (690g) plain flour
    • 1 1/2 cups (300g) white sugar
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 360g butter
    • 3 eggs
    • 1/4 cup (45ml) milk
    • 3 tablespoons caraway seeds
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C and grease 3 baking trays.
    2. In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar and baking powder. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
    3. In a separate bowl beat the eggs, milk, seeds and lemon zest until well blended. Add to the dry ingredients and blend until smooth. If the dough seems slightly stiff you can add extra milk, one tablespoon at a time.
    4. On a floured surface, roll the dough to a half centimetre thickness. Cut biscuits using a 5cm round cutter. Place biscuits on greased baking trays, 5cm apart.
    5. Bake in preheated oven for 7 to 10 minutes until edges are lightly browned. Cool on wire rack.

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    Good, very lightly sweet cookies that are great with a cup of tea. My yield was more like 8-1/2 dozen, though, so be prepared for a lot of rolling and cutting - and sharing!  -  23 Jul 2000  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    well I'll tell you......As a Scotsman living in america, for the last 20 years. These Abernathies are as good as my Grannys (Gramma).  -  15 May 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I had never heard of these, but after reading about them, I think this is probably a good recipe for them. I replaced the shortening with butter because I never keep shortening on hand, and I found other recipes for this with butter. Very easy to make. The caraway seeds are a bit odd in a cookie and I wonder if they could be ground up first so you aren't left with so many seeds in your teeth. :-P The cookie baked up nicely and has a nice flavor.  -  13 Jun 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)