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Scottish Empire Biscuits

Evenly coloured, brilliant
Evenly coloured, brilliant


225g butter

100g caster sugar

250g plain flour

custard powder 50g

Rasperberry Jam

Glazed Cherries

400g icing sugar

100ml milk

*Line baking tray with greaseproof paper and preheat oven on Multilevel setting to 190 deg.

*Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy

*Gently sift flour and custard powder in until smooth

*roll out dough until about 5cm thickness, take pastry cutters and cut into circles

*place onto baking tray and bake in oven for about 8-10 minutes

*remove and fill with jam and finish with icing sugar as follows:-

Mix icing sugar and milk until thick creamy mixture then spread and finish with cherry on top.

9 thoughts on “Scottish Empire Biscuits

  1. And the SIZE of the packet of custard? The recipe requires 2/3 – but the quantity very much depends on the amount in the packet! Help!

    1. An Empire biscuit is a sweet biscuit popular in the United Kingdom, particularly in Scotland, and other Commonwealth countries. It is considered a traditional Scottish snack but is also popular in Northern Ireland, and it is an iconic dish in Winnipeg, Canada.

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