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Saffron Biscuits   Veg  CD  CBF  50mins


Makes 24     Cold  Vegetarian  Cookies  Baked Fayre  Teatime 



100g/4oz Butter, melted

100g/4oz Sugar

1 small Egg, well beaten

175g/6oz Plain Flour

A pinch Salt

1 teasp Baking Powder

1/4 teasp Powdered Saffron

Angelica to decorate


1. Preheat the oven to 180C, 350F, Gas Mark 4 and line baking sheets with parchment paper. 


2. In a large mixing bowl, mix the butter with the sugar until it forms a light paste. 


3. In a small cup, mix the saffron with a teaspoon of water then add it to the butter and sugar.  


4. In another bowl, mix together the flour, salt and baking powder. 


5. Add the flour to the butter mixture and mix well.


6. With floured hands knead the paste until smooth then form into 24 balls. Stick  a little piece of angelica into each ball then place them on the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 25 minutes. Cool on wire racks.






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Key techniques required to make cake recipes

Bake - To cook in an enclosed oven

Beat To introduce air into a mixture using a utensil such as a wooden spoon, fork or whisk, in order to achieve a lighter texture.

Cream - to - The process where sugar and softened butter are beaten together with a wooden spoon, until the mixture is light, pale and well blended. This process may also be carried out with a hand held mixer or in a food processor.

Rub in -  The incorporation of fat into flour.  Butter is cubed then gently rubbed between the thumb and forefinger, lifting the mixing at the same time, until the fat is fully incorporated and the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

Main equipment required to make this recipe


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Wire Rack


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