These light and airy biscuits are only 76 calories each and are a british classic straight out of the 1950s Be-Ro book.
What do you need?
- 5 ounces soft butter or 5 ounces soft margarine
- 3 ounces caster sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla essence or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 5 ounces self raising flour
- desiccated coconut or oats
- glace cherries
As for the equipment? Well 2 bowls, 2 baking trays, 1 pair of scales and a hand mixer.
Heat oven to 180ºC, 350ºF, Gas Mark 4. Grease two baking trays.
Cream the butter or margarine with the sugar until very light and fluffy. Beat in the vanilla essence or extract.
Stir in the flour and mix well.
Roll walnut sized pieces of the mixture into balls and toss in rolled oats or desiccated coconut.
5. Cut each glace cherry into quarters, for quarter for each melting moment. I prefer using halves but then I love cherries.
Place on baking trays, flatten slightly and place a small piece of cherry on each biscuit. Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden brown but NOT dark brown.
Leave plenty of time to lick the batter from the mixer taking care to switch the power off first.
And there you have it – perfection! If a little burnt..taste ace though and perfect for a 50s tea party.