Delicious traditional recipe for a British tea time treat.
These biscuits remind me of my childhood. My mum loved baking, the kettle was always on and the door was open. There is nothing more sociable or enjoyable than sitting down with a cup of tea, a fresh bake biscuit and a good friend.
This is a very simple recipe and produces a delicious, short textured, melt in the mouth biscuit in moments! Hence the name and trust me, they are easy to make, I am no Nigella!
- Pre heat the oven to 180˚C
- Lightly grease two baking trays
- Measure the butter, sugar, egg yolks, vanilla extract and flour into a mixing bowl and beat together to form a soft dough.
- Place porridge oats in a small bowl. Spoon a large teaspoon of the mixture into the bowl, roll to cover in oats. Place on the baking tray, flatten slightly and top with a quartered glacé cherry. Repeat
- Bake in the pre heated oven for around 15-20 mins or until golden. Allow to cool slightly on the baking trays before lifting on to a wire rack to cool.
Best eaten within a couple of days of making. (If your house is like mine they won’t last long enough to consider them stale!)
I hope you enjoy these biscuits as much as we do…..
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