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Rum Butter Biscuits   Veg  CD  CBF 25mins

Makes 15 Biscuits   Cold  Vegetarian  Alcohol Cookies Baked Fayre  



100g/4oz Plain Flour

100g/4oz Butter

3 Egg Yolks

2 teasp Dark Rum

1/4 teasp Salt




1. Place the flour and butter in a large mixing bowl then using a knife, cut the butter into the flour until the granules are the size of peas.


2. In another bowl, mix together the rum, salt and two of the egg yolks. Add to the flour mixture and mix well.


3. Knead lightly, then chill for at least 15 minutes.


4. Preheat the oven to 180C, 350F, Gas mark 4 and lightly grease 2-3 baking trays. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and roll out to 5mm/1/4 thickness. Cut into 5cm/2inch rounds using a pastry cutter and transfer to the trays, spacing well apart.


5. Lightly beat the remaining egg yolk and use to glaze each biscuit. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes until golden. Remove and cool on a wire tray.




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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.

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Wire Rack


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