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Monday, November 8, 2010

Condensed Milk Biscuits

When we go camping, or traveling anywhere for that matter, I always try to bake a batch of home-made biscuits.  People seem to need something to nibble on more often when on holiday, and these crisp biscuits travel well and are delicious.  The recipe makes a big batch of biscuits. 


Condensed Milk Biscuits

5 cups of cake flour
1 cup of cornflour (Maizena)
4 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
500 grs butter
1 cup of sugar
1 tin of condensed milk
3 Tbsps aniseed OR grated rind of 2 lemons OR glace cherries (optional)

  • Cream the butter and sugar
  • Add the condensed milk, and mix well
  • Mix together the dry ingredients, including either the aniseed or the lemon rind
  • Stir the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture
  • If the dough seems very soft, chill for 15 to 20 minutes
  • Either roll the dough out and cut with cookie cutters, or roll into little balls and squash slightly with a fork or press out with a biscuit gun

  • Place the biscuits on baking trays (decorate with cherries if you wish) and bake for 10 minutes at 180 degrees C, until slightly browned - be careful not to burn them

  • Cool on a cake rack
  • Pack into plastic jars suitable for traveling when cold.
These are really good with a cup coffee brewed on a camp-fire, perhaps sitting under a giant wild-fig tree, or watching dolphins and whales play in the sea in front of your camp site!