A traditional biscuit which is so easy to make. Rolled out or pressed into a tin, 22cm x 32cm, marked into fingers or squares before baking. Store in an airtight container, or in the freezer.
Preheat the oven. Gas Mark 3, 160°C, 325°F
Place the Fate Low Protein All Purpose Mix, custard powder and sugar into a bowl and stir. Add the margarine and rub in. Keep mixing either with your hands or using a spoon, until it comes together into a dough, this can be done easily in a mixer or food processor.
Either roll out the dough on the work surface, lightly dusted with extra Fate Low Protein All Purpose Mix, or press the mixture into the tin with your hands and then use the back of a spoon to level the surface. Mark into squares or fingers, and then lightly prick the surface with a fork.
Lightly dust your hands with Fate Low Protein All Purpose Mix and knead the dough until it is smooth and pliable. Bake in a preheated oven for 45-50 minutes until lightly browned. Take out of the oven. Recut the portions, and then sprinkle with a little caster sugar. Leave in the tin for about 5 minutes and then remove to a wire rack to cool.
They taste delicious on their own, or served as an accompaniment to a suitable ice cream to make a great pudding. The amount in this recipe makes quite a lot of biscuits, but they store very well in an air tight tin, or even in the freezer.
Exactly the same recipe as Fate Shortbread but rolled out until very thin – about an eighth of an inch, or 3mm thick. Cut into shape with a biscuit cutter. Cut the mixture into any shape but try big hearts or stars – they look great. Place onto a baking tray (there is no need to grease it)
Bake for about 10minutes until lightly browned. Take out of the oven and sprinkle with a little caster sugar. Leave them on the tray for a few minutes, then remove them to a wire rack to cool.
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