Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Basic Biscuits (and variations)

I was craving choc-chip bikkies today, and as Google is my friend I went looking for inspiration. Unfortunately the recipe I found, while it works ok, tastes really insipid, so here's my take on it, and variations.
The basic biscuit dough can be refrigerated, or frozen, so you should be able to stock the freezer and have biscuits on demand.

Basic Dough.

2 cups Flour
1/2 cup Sugar
1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt (really important!)

1/4 cup oil
2 tsp vanilla essence
3/4 cup soymilk

Mix dry ingredients together with any flavourings (see variations), add in wet and mix. Knead slightly and roll into a tube - biscuit sized and refrigerate if it's a bit sticky.
Slice into 1.5 cm rounds and place on a baking paper lined tray, bake 180C for 10-15 mins (10 mins in fan forced) biscuits should be light golden.

Variations:

*1/2 cup choc chips for choc chip bikkies

*1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp lemon zest, 1/4 cup currents for easter bikkies

*2 Tbsps cocoa, 1 cup roasted husked peanuts for peanut brownies

*1/2 cup sultanas for sultana bikkies

Basically you can add whatever you feel like though, so have fun!

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