Sultana and Peanut Biscuits

    Sultana and Peanut Biscuits

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    The sultanas and peanuts are ground together in these oat based biscuits which makes them a little bit different to other versions I have seen.

    Serves: 60 

    • 1 1/2 cups sultanas
    • 1 cup salted peanuts
    • 6 cups (750ml) plain flour
    • 3 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 1/2 cups butter
    • 3 cups (660g) white sugar
    • 2 cups oats
    • 3 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 cup (250g) buttermilk
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) dark molasses
    • 4 eggs

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

    1. Grind sultanas and peanuts through food grinder then set aside.
    2. Sift flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon into a very large bowl.
    3. Blend in butter until mixture forms fine crumbs.
    4. Add ground sultana mixture, sugar and oats; mix well.
    5. In a small bowl dissolve bicarbonate of soda in buttermilk.
    6. Add molasses and 3 of the eggs. Beat with rotary beater until blended.
    7. Add to flour mixture, mix well with spoon.
    8. Drop heaped tablespoons about 6cm apart on greased baking trays. Flatten each with floured bottom of a drinking glass.
    9. Beat 1 egg in a bowl until blended then brush tops of biscuits with egg.
    10. Bake at 180 degrees C for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown.

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