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Basic Biscuit Mixture - Lady Flo Bjelke-Petersons
« on: March 15, 2012, 10:26:04 am »
I converted this recipe today and was really happy with the way it turned out.  I thought others might be interested.


Basic Biscuit Mixture

Prep Time: 2 min | Cook Time: 10 min | Servings: 24 | Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients:

125g butter
90g castor sugar
1 egg
250g self raising flour

Directions:

Cream butter and sugar.  Add egg and beat well.  Add sifted flour to mixture and turn onto floored board.  Knead lightly.  Roll out and cut, or alternatively roll into balls, or place in dessertspoonfuls onto greased tray.  Bake in moderate oven (180C - 200C) for 10-12 minutes.

Thermomix instructions
1. Mill sugar 10 sec, speed 9
2. Add butter, mix 1 min, speed 4
3. Add egg, mix 30 sec, speed 4
4. Add flour, mix 1 min, speed 2.  Scrape down, mix again 30 sec, speed 2.

Refrigerate dough until firm.

Variations:
* 2 level tablespoons desiccated coconut
* 90g sultanas, currants, chopped cherries or chopped peel
* 2 level tablespoons grated lemon or orange rind
* 90g chopped nuts
* 2 level tablespoons cocoa as a substitute for the 2 level tablespoons of flour
* Before cooking, biscuits can be rolled i sugar, rolled into balls and topped with jam or rolled in cereal flakes.  After cooking, they may be joined together with mock cream or iced with chocolate or lemon icing.

Members' comments

ES - Thanks for converting this recipe. It is my all time favourite biscuit recipe. It is so versatile. I sometimes sprinkle coloured sugar on it before baking, and it is also a great recipe to decorate with royal icing.

I have made this once in my Thermo Chef, but I did it a little differently:
I milled the sugar first too.
I then mixed the butter on speed 5/2 minutes.
I added the eggs and mixed Speed 4/10 seconds;
I added the flour through the hole in the lid on the knead (interval) setting for 45 seconds (or until mixed);and
I then tipped it out on the bench, formed it into a ball and rolled it out
Oh, and I never bother refrigerating it before rolling it out.

snappy -  they are delicious, very much like shortbread. I just sit a freckle on top of the biscuit before baking - don't press it in.  When the biscuits are cooking the chocolate bottom of the freckle just melts into the biscuit.

Missymoo76 - Also nice for kids. Brush with milk & sprinkle 100's & 1000's on them. I've made these for years & just did it naturally in my tm.

Denzelmum - Kids had fun making this. So many possibilities!







« Last Edit: July 20, 2014, 03:02:58 pm by judydawn »
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Re: Basic Biscuit Mixture - Lady Flo Bjelke-Petersons
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2012, 10:46:07 am »
Thanks for converting this recipe. It is my all time favourite biscuit recipe. It is so versatile. I sometimes sprinkle coloured sugar on it before baking, and it is also a great recipe to decorate with royal icing.

I have made this once in my Thermo Chef, but I did it a little differently:
I milled the sugar first too.
I then mixed the butter on speed 5/2 minutes.
I added the eggs and mixed Speed 4/10 seconds;
I added the flour through the hole in the lid on the knead (interval) setting for 45 seconds (or until mixed);and
I then tipped it out on the bench, formed it into a ball and rolled it out

Oh, and I never bother refrigerating it before rolling it out ;D
« Last Edit: March 15, 2012, 11:02:06 am by EmeraldSue »
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Re: Basic Biscuit Mixture - Lady Flo Bjelke-Petersons
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2012, 11:37:48 pm »
Thanks stacelee & ES for your conversions - nothing like having a good basic biscuit recipe and if it's from Lady Flo, that all the better.
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Re: Basic Biscuit Mixture - Lady Flo Bjelke-Petersons
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2012, 05:23:06 am »
Her recipes are always good. I wouldn't be without her books.
May all dairy items in your fridge be of questionable vintage.

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Re: Re: Basic Biscuit Mixture - Lady Flo Bjelke-Petersons
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2012, 08:07:18 am »
Just made these and they are delicious, very much like shortbread.


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Re: Basic Biscuit Mixture - Lady Flo Bjelke-Petersons
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2012, 01:39:18 pm »
Also nice for kids
Brush with milk & sprinkle 100's & 1000's on them

I've made these for years & just did it naturally in my tm

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Re: Basic Biscuit Mixture - Lady Flo Bjelke-Petersons
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2012, 01:02:35 pm »
Just made these and they are delicious, very much like shortbread.



Hi Snappy,

Are those freckles just sitting on the biscuits, or did you press them into each biscuit before cooking?

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Re: Basic Biscuit Mixture - Lady Flo Bjelke-Petersons
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2012, 02:11:39 pm »
Hi Amy, i just sit them on top of the biscuit before baking - dont press it in.  When the biscuits are cooking the chocolate bottom of the freckle just melts into the biscuit.

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« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2012, 02:13:12 pm »
Thanks Snappy, it looks really cute :D
I was thinking of making these for a bake sale, and I'm sure the colourful freckles would attract kiddies... who would hopefully be followed by parents with $$ ;D

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Re: Basic Biscuit Mixture - Lady Flo Bjelke-Petersons
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2012, 02:17:08 pm »
I did them for DS cake stall at school and they sold out in a flash.  You can package them up in groups of 4 and tie with a ribbon

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« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2012, 02:21:50 pm »
Great idea! Thanks again Snappy :D

Glad to hear they're good sellers too ;)

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Re: Basic Biscuit Mixture - Lady Flo Bjelke-Petersons
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2012, 02:23:58 am »
same as Beatty's Biscuits Lady flo must have read the 'weekly times' too
heaps of great ideas to use this recipe http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=4479.0

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Re: Basic Biscuit Mixture - Lady Flo Bjelke-Petersons
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2014, 05:05:15 am »
 Kids had fun makin this. So many possibilities!
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« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2014, 05:49:12 am »
looks like another to bake this week. thanks :)
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Re: Basic Biscuit Mixture - Lady Flo Bjelke-Petersons
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2014, 08:02:59 am »
Lunch box filler  ;)
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