Monday, 22 October 2012

Granny Boyd's Biscuits

These are not my Grannies biscuits, but a recipe taken from Nigellas, 'How to be a Domestic Goddess'. Rachel asked me to go to the shops to buy some biscuits for packed lunches tomorrow and I figured it was quicker to make these from scratch than go to the nearest shop. They are so melty in the mouth and delicious when they are warm from the oven, you have got to give them a go.

Makes 35
300g self-raising flour
30g cocoa powder
250g unsalted butter (room temperature)
125g caster sugar

Preheat the oven to 170C.
Sieve the flour and cocoa powder and set it aside.
Cream the butter and sugar till light and pale in colour. (I did this in a food processor and then just added the flour and cocoa, it forms a dough itself after a little mixing)
Mix in flour mixture, it might look like it needs liquid, but keep working the ingredients in and it will form a dough.
Roll into walnut-sized balls and arrange these on the baking sheets.
Flatten these balls with the back of the fork.
Bake for 5 mins at 170C and then turn the temperature down to 150C for a further
10 -15mins.
The biscuits should feel firm on top although not hard. Remove from the oven and transfer to cool on wire rack, before storing in air-tight container.


  1. Mmmm my favourite biscuits one for me!

  2. YOu'll be lucky they have nearly all gone x