Black Pepper and Spice Biscuits

    Black Pepper and Spice Biscuits

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    Beautiful little round spice biscuits with a dash of black pepper. Make the dough the day before and chill overnight.

    Serves: 30 

    • 4 cups (500g) plain flour
    • 1/2 cup (110g) white sugar
    • 1 1/4 teaspoons bicarb soda
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
    • pepper to taste
    • 3/4 cup (185ml) molasses
    • 125g butter
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/3 cup icing sugar for decoration

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Extra time:8hours chilling  ›  Ready in:8hours42min 

    1. Stir together flour, sugar, bicarb soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and a dash of black pepper.
    2. In large saucepan combine molasses and butter; heat and stir until butter melts. Cool to room temperature.
    3. Stir in eggs. Add dry ingredients to molasses mixture; mix well. Cover. Chill several hours or overnight.
    4. Shape into 3cm balls. Place on greased baking tray.
    5. Bake at 180 degrees C for 12 to 14 minutes or until biscuits are done. Remove. Cool. Roll in powdered sugar.

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