Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Sibyl's biscuit tin - cinnamon biscuits

Oh these are yummy. This is a biscuit i haven't had before but it sounded nice and came from my old league of mother's cookbook so i thought it was worth a go.

Cinnamon biscuits

225g flour
110g sugar
3/4 t baking powder
pinch of salt
110g butter
1 egg

Put all the dry ingredients in a bowl and rub in the butter until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs.

Mix in the egg and enough milk to make a dough (i think it was about 2 tablespoons)

Roll out the dough until very thin and sprinkle liberally with cinnamon. Then roll up the dough from the longer side to form a log.

Then slice the roll up and smooth the dough into a round.

Bake for about 15 minutes at 180degrees C until just golden.
These are simple biscuits but they have a lovely flavour. The flavour reminds me of cinnamon pinwheel scones. They were also popular with the little one.

Just for interests sake i looked up a bit about rubbing in butter.
Rubbing in butter literally means to rub butter and flour (or other dry ingredients) between your finger until it is all mixed and looks like breadcrumbs. Rubbing in butter helps to make baking flaky, the colder the butter the more flaky and light the result.
I must admit to always softening the butter first by microwaving for a few seconds to make it easier to rub in. 
Or you can make it even easier and pulse it in the food processor.

On other front's i just finished day 3 of the cleaning challenge and am enjoying how much easier it is to keep an area which is already tidy, clean. So far i have a nice and clean kitchen, bedroom and laundry. Tomorrows task in the lounge, which make take a few days if i end up working tomorrow.

Have a great week everyone. xxx


  1. You are too good! I have signed up too but am finding even just getting the emails overwhelming. I've been studying with a four month old and have just finished so perhaps timing is a bit out. I will try, though. Eliza

    1. eekkk i know, i have always been a person who believes living life is more important that a super tidy house. Don't get me wrong i keep the house tidy but i won't turn down a catchup because my house needs a vacumn. I'm finding this kind of cleaning intense and not what i would do in real life. It's a great way to spring clean thought. As for studying and having a 4 month old - you deserve a medal and someone else to come and clean your house!! I don't think i knew what day it was let alone how to work a vacumn in my self deprived state with a little one. Good on you!!