Munch Away the Grumps

In an effort to change the mood of things around here today (oh yes, grumpy was reigning supreme, the little people that is), I decided that afternoon tea outdoors was in order.  I love baking, but don’t make a lot of things for the kids with sugar.  Ah, but of course there are always exceptions!  Today was one of them.  I flicked through a biscuit recipe book I had on the shelf, but nothing seemed right.  So what do I do, I make up a recipe instead.

These biscuits are very quick to make and have a slight cake like centre and a crunchy outer.  Best of all, they aren’t too laden with sugar.  They disappeared off the plate in a matter of minutes.  It certainly changed the mood and made the afternoon much more pleasant indeed.

I was going to call these biscuits, Citrus Spelt Biscuits, but really, that sounds terrible.  Munch away the grumps is so much more fitting, don’t you think?

Ingredients –
(makes approx. 20 biscuits)

1 cup white spelt flour
1/2 tsp bi-carb of soda
1 tsp cream of tartar
1/4 cup sugar
80gm butter
1 egg
1 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla essence
zest of 1 orange
Cooking spray

Method –

Cream butter, sugar and essence.  Add egg and beat until combined.  Mix in zest, sifted flour, bi-carb, cream of tartar & milk.  Stir until well combined.
Spoon teaspoonfuls of mixture onto lined and greased oven trays.  Bake in moderate oven for approximately 10-12 minutes.   Remove from oven and cool slightly before turning the biscuits onto a cooling rack.

Variation –

  • If you want a crunchier biscuit, omit the tablespoon of milk.
  • Add the zest of 1 lemon for a slightly different flavour.



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