Recipe: Biscuiteers’ Easy Vanilla Biscuits

If you’ve got yourself a copy of Homemaker’s issue 42 (which we’re sure you have!) then you’re bound to have seen Biscuiteers’ gorgeous Easter egg biscuits. Before you give their icing tutorial a whirl on page 70, whip yourself up a batch of their easy vanilla biscuits.

  • Recipe: Biscuiteers’ Easy Vanilla Biscuits
To make 24-30, you'll need
    • 350g plain flour
    • 100g self-raising flour
    • 125g granulated sugar
    • 125g salted butter softened, diced
    • 125g golden syrup
    • 1 teaspoon of vanilla bean paste
    • 1 large egg lightly beaten
    1. Sift the flours together into a mixing bowl, add the sugar and mix well.
    2. Add the butter. Using just the tips of your fingers, rub the ingredients together until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
    3. When all the butter is evenly mixed in, make a well in the centre and add the syrup and the egg.
    4. Mix well, drawing in any of the flour left at the side of the bowl, and stop as soon as a ball has formed.
    5. Roll out the dough and cut your easter egg shapes.
    6. Bake in the oven for 15-25 minutes depending on the size of your biscuits at 170°C, or until golden brown.

    For the perfect bake, check out Biscuiteers’ golden rules for making biscuit dough here!