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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Sedgemoor Biscuits

I found this recipe in several different places, and I had to change it due to lack for some ingredients!
This is an old English recipe. It sounded yummy!  It called for raisins soaked in brandy, but I did not have that either, so I used crasins.

Sedgemoor Biscuits
 3/4 cup dried cranberries, finely chopped
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
2/3 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup powdered sugar
2 1/2 tablespoons milk
1/4 teaspoon lemon extract
Mix all ingredients until a smooth, thin-ish glaze is made

Preheat oven to 400. 
In a large bowl, combine flours, (I did not have any whole wheat flour, I missed out on some of the chewy-ness because I just used all pastry flour)  cinnamon, all spice, nutmeg, salt and sugar. 

Cut in butter with a pastry blender or your fingers till it forms crumbs. 
Blend in eggs, vanilla and cranberries till it forms a dough
Roll out onto a lightly floured board. Cut out with a two inch cookie cutter and place on a parchment covered cookie sheet

Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. 

Dip warm cookies in glaze and let dry on cooling rack. 
Makes about 24


Colleen said...

I love all your cookie recipes! I'll never be able to try them all, but would love to know when you really like a recipe. Could you let us know--maybe even something as simple as a scale (from 0-4 glasses of milk?)?

suzy said...

oh that is a good idea Colleen! I will start doing that next week! :)