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 Sugar (and a little extra)
3 tablespoons Honey
1 Egg yolk
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.