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EASTER BISCUITS- Traditional recipe from the South West of England

 Recipe  •  Published on: 10 Apr 2015

These were always on sale  around Easter in the area around Bath when I was a kid. They are large traditional spiced biscuits/cookies.

6 Oz plain flour

1 oz Corn Flour

1/2 Teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon of allspice

4 Oz  Margarine

4 Oz caster sugar

1 Oz currants

1 Egg


Sift the flour, baking powder and mixed spices. Rub in the Margarine until the mixture resembles bread crumbs. Stir in the caster sugar, currants and add a litlle egg to bind the mix.

Roll out and cut out circles 4 inches in diameter

 place on a greased baking tray and bay for 10 -15 minutes at 180 c. Do not browm them.




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  • Sharon S. Sharon S. Hope you don't mind my addressing you as Rob. I'm not familiar with caster sugar. Is that similar to granulated cane sugar or is it in powdered form? I printed your recipe and hope to try it soon. Will I also be able to substitute currants with raisins? Aren't they similar? I'm certainly learning a lot at this website!
    Thursday April 23, 2015 at 16:49