Currant Spice Biscuits

    30 minutes

    Spicy soft biscuits with currants. The recipe is originally from England. Enjoy, they won't last long.

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    Serves: 48 

    • 250g butter
    • 1 1/2 cups (300g) white sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 4 cups (500g) plain flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons bicarb soda
    • 1 cup dried currants
    • 1 cup (250ml) milk, or as needed

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Lightly grease baking trays.
    2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Combine the flour, bicarb soda and currants, and stir into the butter mixture alternately with tablespoons of milk until the flour is fully incorporated. More milk will make a softer cake-like biscuit. Drop by spoonfuls onto the prepared baking trays. Press down lightly with a fork. If the fork is sticking, dip it in sugar or water.
    3. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown. Let stand on the baking tray for a minute before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

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    This looks like becoming a favourite biscuit recipe ... quick easy and yummy.  -  04 May 2012


    We have changed the amount of milk called for in the ingredients from 1/4 cup to 1 cup as per the original recipe submission. We hope this helps! - The Staff  -  09 Oct 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Something is seriously wrong with this recipe. I had to add at least 4 times as much milk as it called for. It got to the point that I was just pouring it in and not even measuring it because the dough was so dry.  -  09 Oct 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)