Three Ingredient Biscuits
So, it’s been over a week now that we’ve been at home, our London conference centres feeling very lonely. Hopefully you are all making good use of your allocated outdoor exercise time and not finding the home-schooling of the kids too much of a battle!
The weekend is approaching, and I understand that for some, the idea of the weekend in our current situation can seem a little daunting, what with being unable to spend much of the day outside or visiting our loved ones. If you’ll be hunkering down in the house this weekend, what would make it that little bit better? Biscuits. Home baked biscuits.
As our in-house baking expert, I’m happy to share with you the most versatile and simple of biscuit recipes, using ingredients that you’re sure to have in the cupboards at home. These biscuits are a staple in the offices of our London meeting venues, and I hope you enjoy them as much as we all do!
The great thing about this recipe, is that you can flavour them exactly as you like! If you want to keep them simple you can leave them plain or just add a little vanilla extract or add some citrus zest for some added zing. You can really make them your own, and with how simple they are its great to get the kids involved!
Yields approximately 32 biscuits
- 250g butter, room temperature (plus a little extra for greasing your tray if you don’t have baking paper!)
- 125g caster sugar
- 300g self-raising flour (if you don’t have any self-raising flour use plain flour and add 3 teaspoons baking powder and 1 teaspoon of salt)
- Flavouring – if you want to use it, i.e. a teaspoon of vanilla extract or the zest of a lemon, get creative!
- 2 large baking trays (if you only have one you can bake your biscuits in more batches)
- Large mixing bowl
- Wooden spoon
- Weighing scales
- Baking paper (don’t worry if you don’t have any!)
- Preheat your oven to 180°c, or 160°c if you’re using a fan oven.
- Line your baking trays with the baking paper, or if you don’t have any, lightly grease them with butter and pop them into the fridge.
- Tip the room temperature butter into the large mixing bowl and beat with the wooden spoon until it softens.
- Add the caster sugar in, a little a time, beating well after each addition. Beat well until the mixture is soft, pale and fluffy.
- Tip in the flour and any flavourings you might be using and stir to combine.
- Now it’s time to have some messy fun! Use your hands to bring the mixture together in a soft ball of dough (wash them first…).
- Roll the dough into small, balls roughly the size of a walnut. If you want to be extra precise, you can weigh each ball of dough to make sure all your biscuits are the same size!
- Place onto the prepared baking trays, leaving a good distance between each biscuit. Dip your fork into water and use to flatten the balls of dough a little. You may need to bake a few batches!
- Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 until the biscuits have a pale, even golden colour.
- Transfer to a wire rack and allow the biscuits to cool completely – remember they will firm up as they cool!
If you do take the time to bake this weekend, we’d love to see some photos of your creations! If you’re posting on social media, don’t forget to tag us! Let us know if there’s any recipes you’d like to see during this period of staying indoors!
Happy baking, and don’t forget we are still here answering the phones and dealing with any event enquiries or queries you may have!
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