I love baking.. I dont do it often enough though.
I have been looking for the perfect biscuit recipe (like the ones you get in greek/italian shops), but most of the time I am dissapointed as the end result isnt quite right.
I did some intuitive baking today and came up with a winner of a recipe! I may try to elimante the egg entirely next time.. but this one is good as is.
You will need:(makes approx 56 single cookies or 28 double cookies)
3 cups plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup pure icing sugar
1 packet (25 gms) vanilla sugar
1 large egg
250 gms unsalted butter (room temperature).
1/3 cup corn flour
For decoration (extra): approx 50 gms dark choc. slivered toasted almonds. choc sprinkles. dessicated coconut. crushed toasted pecans etc.
Whisk butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the egg and bind well.
Add all other ingredients and incorporate to make a soft dough. Do not knead.
Pipe onto a baking tray lined with baking paper. Make sure you leave a 2cm gap between each biscuit.
Bake in a preheated 180deg oven for 5-10 mins or until golden (lightly). Bake in middle shelf and check on it regularly (especially the first batch as you may need to adjust position/oven temp)
Allow to cool before handling as they are quite delicate.
You can eat as is, or decorate. I sandwiched two biscuits with some apricot jam in between, dipped in melted dark chocolate (nestle brand) and same toasted (crushed) slivered almonds.
Arrange in a plate (or cardboard box).. and they make a perfect gift!
Recipe for moroccan inspired biscottis (shown above) will be updated soon