These biscuits are ideal for a tea party and are particularly popular with children if you cut them into animal shapes. I have a group of 4/5 friends and we meet up atleast once a week at tea time at someone's place. Obviously the children are there too and they need to be given different treats to keep them quiet for some time so they let us ladies chat. So here are the munchies I made for them.
200 gm self raising flour
1/2 tspn soda-bi-carb
1 tspn cinnamon powder
2 tspn muscovado sugar (or any other brown sugar will do but muscovado is delicious)
1 tblspn chopped almonds
50 gms butter
50 gms golden syrup
raisins or chocolate chips for decorating
cookie cutters of various shapes (in case you do not have cutters you can simply use the round plastic lid of any bottle or container that you might have lying in your cupboard)
1. Sift the flour, soda-bi-carb and cinnamon together
2. Stir in the sugar and the ground almonds
3. Melt the butter and the golden syrup in a heavy bottom pan on a gentle heat
4. Remove pan from the heat and gently stir in the flour to form a soft but not sticky dough
5. Knead gently just to bring the dough together
6. Roll out the dough to 4mm thickness and cut into various shapes with your cutters. Decorate the animal shapes with chocolate or raisin eyes and noses.
7. Bake for 12-15 mins at 190deg C. Let the biscuits cool before storing in an airtight container.
Serve with coffee ,tea or simply with a glass of milk