Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Disco Biscuits...

 I love these Rainy Day biscuits of Nigellas. Firstly because they are so easy, and secondly because their melt in the mouth simple flavour just hits the spot. I tend to make up a big batch of dough with the intention of freezing and using it in batches but so far none has made it to the freezer - funny that!

The recipe is simple

175g unsalted butter
200g soft brown sugar
2 eggs
1/4 teaspoon of almond extract
350g plain flour
50g ground almonds
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

Cream the butter and sugar, add in the eggs and the extract then work in the rest. The dough sits in cling film in the fridge for at least an hour, then its ready to roll.

The biscuits cook very quickly and should stay quite pale. I like them unadorned, I think their paleness is quite elegant. However, my children think this is pretentious nonsense and insist that a biscuit is not worth looking at unless its suitably decorated, oh dear...
 the glitter pixies have been at it again - I swear my children will glow in the dark at this rate!


  1. I like such biscuits, too. And also add ginger and canella.

  2. E,if I show my children any more of your wonderful blog pages they will want to move in with you! Your little ones are champion icers, too. x

  3. Children have no qualms about making everything a riot of colour!!!


  4. I'm with the kids - whats the point without a bit of glitter!!!!!!!!

  5. Oh these look like fun! Thank you for sharing!

    If you need a break stop by for some dessert, it's decadent!

    I've enjoyed my visit today!


  6. Hi all , thanks for your lovely comments, sorry it took me a while to get back but hopefully my new post will explain all. That said Im still wiping up glitter from our biscuits two weeks on!!!


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