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Idiot biscuits 
30th-May-2009 06:06 pm
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I was in sudden dire need of a chocolate/sugar fix and we had nothing in the house for our pudding after tea, so I whipped up a quick batch of Idiot Biscuits. The recipe is in Miss Read's Country Cooking, and they are so called, apparently, because any idiot can make them. I haven't made them for ages and I don't know why, because they are so quick and easy.

We're having baked potatoes for tea and as the spuds were nearly done, I turned the oven down and put the biscuits in at the same time. Hopefully they will be cooked while we are eating, and I can get them out and they'll be cool enough to munch once we've eaten our main course.

Idiot Biscuits

4 oz butter
2 oz caster sugar
4 oz plain flour
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 tsp vanilla essence

Cream the butter and sugar, then mix in the vanilla essence before stirring in the flour and cocoa.

Roll into balls and place on a baking sheet, press them down with a fork dipped in hot water.

Bake 20-30 mins, Gas mark 4
30th-May-2009 05:42 pm (UTC)
*is making those immediately*
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