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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

One Dough – Hundreds of Biscuits

In the Easter 2011 ‘Indulge’ magazine put out by Countdown there is a fantastic biscuit recipe that I have had heaps of fun playing around with.  It is easy peasy and makes a good 50+ biscuits each batch.

All you need is:
250g butter, room temperature
¾ cup caster sugar
⅔ cup condensed milk
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
4 cups self raising flour

Use an electric beater to combine butter, sugar, condensed milk, egg and vanilla until light and creamy.  Add flour and stir with a wooden spoon until combined.

At this point you can divide your mixture (the magazine recommends in 3) and start adding different ingredients to make your different biscuits.  My favourite is a raspberry (I use a natural soft raspberry liquorice log, chopped up), pistachio nut and white chocolate combo.  I’ve also tried, triple choc – add cocoa powder, white chocolate, milk chocolate and dark chocolate drops, and chocolate chip biscuits – just add chocolate chips.  You could add dried fruit, smarties or m&m’s would be great for kids lunch boxes or birthday parties.  Give them a go and experiment, be sure to let us know how they turn out!

To bake roll two teaspoons of mixture into a ball and flatten with a fork.  You can also make mixture into a log, chill and cut into biscuits if you prefer a more perfect look.  Bake time and number of biscuits will vary depending on your fillings but a guide to bake time is about 12mins in a 180˚C oven, just keep an eye on them.  You should get at least 40 biscuits out of the mixture (the first time I used it and made three different types of biscuits I got 60).

*Tip – Due to the popular demand of the raspberry, white chocolate and pistachio biscuits in our house I divide the mixture in half and make into x2 logs which I place in the freezer, one just until it is hardening then I cut it into 24 pieces and lay them on a biscuit tray to bake.  The other, I leave until we are out or our supply is low and thaw until it is able to be cut, but is still semi frozen, and bake.


  1. Oh man, I'm going to have to try this! Thank you!

  2. These look so good! I'm going to give them a go in the holidays with the Kids! Cheers!

  3. Yummy - I have a similar recipe which I make and am going to give the Raspberry, Pistachio combination a try this afternoon - sounds amazing!

  4. Raspberry, pistachio, white chocolate = totally addictive!!!!!