Raising Walnut Batter

Raising Walnut Batter

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The beautiful thing about these raisin-walnut biscuits is you can cook the batter either as bars or drop biscuits. Try it both ways!


Serves: 48 

  • 250g butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups (330g) white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 1/4 cups (400g) plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:50min 

  1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees C. Grease baking trays.
  2. In a large bowl cream together butter, sugar and spices. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Sift in the flour, bicarb soda and salt and stir until well blended. Stir in molasses and raisins.
  3. To make bars: Spread mixture on baking tray and bake for 25 minutes. Cut into bars while warm and let cool on wire rack.
  4. To make drop biscuits: Preheat oven to 190 degrees C. Drop batter about 5cm apart on greased baking tray and bake 12 to 15 minutes. Let cool on wire racks.

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