Monday, 6 May 2013

Honey Biscuits

When my son was little we would often go to the library and choose books together. We used to love reading together at bedtime, but one day he chose a book that meant we got to bake together ~ Honey Biscuits by Meredith Hooper. Not only is Honey Biscuits is a great story about a boy baking biscuits with his Gran, it also teaches children where the ingredients come from. If you have young children then I can definitely recommend it. If you don't, I can still recommend the biscuits! I have tweaked the recipe slightly as I felt the honey flavour didn't come through very strongly, but that could be because of the type of honey I used, or because I am always waaaaay too generous when it comes to cinnamon!


120g Butter
120g Sugar (and a little extra)
3 tablespoons Honey
1 Egg yolk
1tsp Cinnamon
180g SR Flour

Preheat oven to 175C / 350F / Gas 4

Beat the butter and sugar together til creamy. Beat in the honey then the egg yolk. Add the flour and cinnamon a third at a time (I didn't bother sifting it and it was fine!) and mix to a soft dough. Use a teaspoon to scoop up walnut-sized dollops and roll them into a ball then roll in the extra sugar to coat. Place on a greased baking sheet (a couple of inches apart, these are spreaders!) and bake for about 10 - 12 minutes until lightly golden. Allow to cool for a couple of minutes on the tray then transfer to a rack to cool.

1 comment:

  1. Hahaha I was confused when I saw pics of cookies above the recipe, duh! Man they look good!!! Never anything wrong with a cookie you get to roll around in sugar before it's baked!