So I made up a biscuit recipe – “Easy maple syrup biscuits”

Ok, I’ll work on the name. Now occasionally when I bake I tweak recipes. Well I decided to keep similar proportions to my basic shortbread but to tweak it so it was more flavoursome. In addition I was pushed for time so instead of creaming butter and sugar I melted everything bar the flour together. Using maple syrup and brown sugar resulted in a richer sweetness than shortbread but a crunchy biscuit with a texture not unlike shortbread.

To make these biscuits you will need:

220g plain flour

120g butter (I find margarine just doesn’t make such delicious biscuits)

80g soft light brown sugar (I would have used 60g but I was emptying my sugar packet)

2 tbsps maple syrup

 

Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C with a fan oven). Weigh out your flour and put into your mixing bowl.

This is not what your mother means when she says she wants a bunch of flour for mother's day
This is not what your mother means when she says she wants a bunch of flour for mother’s day

Put the sugar, butter and syrup into a small saucepan and melt together. (You can microwave it all in a glass bowl but I like waiting for it all to melt).

From this
From this
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To this

Add the glorious melty mixture to your flour and beat it together.

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Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of how my dough looked after mixing until half of it was in the oven.

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Use your hands to shape small balls of dough and flatten down. Put on a baking tray covered in baking paper or silicone liners (I hate washing up and like making my life easy). I found when baking my biscuits that these fortunately don’t spread overly so you can pack more on a tray than I did.

Bake for 10 minutes and cool.

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These biscuits are really not going to win any prizes for being beautiful but they are simply glorious when still warm with a cup of tea. When I bake, I usually eat some of what I bake then give whatever I have made away as a way of maintaining self-control. I gave the biscuits to my Aunt and Uncle (and cousin, who ate about 4 in 10 minutes a true seal of approval).

If you can think of a better name for these bad boys then please comment!

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3 thoughts on “So I made up a biscuit recipe – “Easy maple syrup biscuits”

  1. They look great and I can’t wait to try out your recipe. I want to make it now but I only have self raising flour, will that make a difference? Is it worth taking a trip to the shop?

  2. Made them. They are great, if I could change anything I would put less sugar and more maple syrup because you can’t taste the maple very well and thats what I was looking for this recipe…

    1. Thanks for the input. I made them once in a rush so didn’t have time to play with the qunatities but I’ll take this on board when I next bake them 🙂

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