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sunny biscuits

June 24, 2012

This morning the clouds began to recede. The sky looked  unusual (maybe it’s normal , but I have been watching it obsessively for weeks and it hasn’t looked quite like this before) – the clouds looked as if they were being washed out of the way. Quite right too because the amount of rain they deposited yesterday was beyond a joke – at one point the water was seeping under the porch door, but fortunately it didn’t get very far.

The day brightened as the morning wore on and by early afternoon people were sitting outside cafes drinking coffee – OK, they were looking a little apprehensive and I bet they all had umbrellas with them, but it’s hopeful.

We had strawberries in the fridge so I thought I’d make some delicate shortbread biscuits to go with strawberries and cream, but we’re a bit short of butter.  I made digestive biscuits instead – a bit more robust, but better for you (well…) and a nice, crunchy biscuit.






Put 6oz wholemeal self raising flour, 2oz ground rice and 3oz soft brown sugar into a bowl and mix together. Add 4oz butter and rub together until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs. Add a heaped tablespoon of Greek yogurt and mix – you should be able to gather the dough into a ball (if it’s too dry add a bit more yogurt). Roll the dough out evenly – about 3mm or an eighth of an inch thick – cut into rounds (I used a 2 inch cutter and made 30 biscuits), prick with a fork and bake on greased baking trays for about 20 minutes at 180c until golden brown.

The sun was shining through the kitchen window as I took their picture. 


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