Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs
From Falling Cloudberries by Tessa Kiros. This is a South African recipe for some lovely looking biscuits that apparently go well dipped in coffee or warm milk. Not yet tried.
- 250 g butter
- 25 g butter (extra)
- 750 g plain flour
- 460 g caster sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 400 ml milk
- 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar (or you can use red)
- Preheat oven to 190c / 375f.
- Mix the 250g butter into the flour either with your hands or in a blender.
- Add the sugar, salt and baking powder and then mix in the milk and wine vinegar until you have a smooth dough.
- Grease a large baking tray with some of the remaining butter.
- Divide the dough into 3 equal portions.
- Wet your hands with a little cold water and quickly roll the dough into long dough sausages, about 30cm long.
- Arrange the dough sausages in parallel lines on the tray, dotting a few bits of extra butter in between.
- Bake for 45mins - 1hour until the tops are golden and crusty.
- Remove from the oven and turn the oven temperature down to 150c / 300f.
- The dough sausages will have joined together so cut down the lengths to separate them and then cut each sausage into 3cm pieces.
- Leave them to cool for a bit so that they are more manageable, then list them up and break them in half down the middle so they look nice and rustic.
- Return them to the baking tray, this time laying them on their sides and bake in the oven for a further hour (30 mins each side) to dry them out.
- Let them cool completely before storing in a closed container or paper bag, where they will keep well for up to around 5 days.