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Versatile Afternoon Tea Biscuits

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These biscuits are based on a recipe from my childhood. I have made some changes to the original and it is easy to make further changes if you are feeling creative. They are nice biscuits for afternoon tea or to put in lunch boxes. When I baked the biscuits this time I made half of them as per the basic recipe and added cup Milo cereal to the other half for variety. If you use butter instead of margarine the biscuits taste richer. You can use raw sugar for a change.



Plate of biscuits

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: About 15 minutes
Makes: 24 medium sized biscuits

Ingredients
110 g margarine
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 egg
1 cup SR flour
cup custard powder
cup desiccated coconut
Optional 1 cup cereal such as Milo Whole Grain Wheat and Corn

Method
Cream sugar and margarine in medium or large bowl.



Plate of biscuits
Cream margarine and sugar

Add egg and vanilla essence and mix.



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Add the egg and vanilla

Sift SR flour and custard powder and add to mixed ingredients.
Add coconut and mix.



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Add flour, custard powder and coconut

Optional - Add 1 cup cereal such as Milo Wheat and Corn and mix. Half a cup chopped nuts is another variation.



Milo cereal
Optional, add cereal or chopped nuts

Roll into balls the size of small walnuts and place on greased oven tray.



Milo cereal
Place balls of dough on greased tray

Press with floured fork.



Milo cereal
Press with fork

Bake at 180C for about 15 minutes until golden brown.



Milo cereal
Baked biscuits with Milo cereal


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