These delicious, crisp biscuits are perfect to eat with fruity dessert or on their own as an afternoon nibble. Super easy to make, this simple recipe makes a massive 75 biscuits
Makes: 75
Prep time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 6 mins
Total time: 21 mins
Skill level: Easy peasy
Costs: Cheap as chips




    • 250g (8oz) plain flour


    • 90g (3oz) caster sugar


    • 1 level tsp mixed spice


    • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda


    • 90g (3oz) butter or margarine


    • 5-6 tbsp double or soured cream


    • Baking sheet, lined with Bakewell paper or Teflon






    1. Set the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6. Mix the flour, sugar, spice and bicarbonate of soda in a bowl.


    1. Rub in the butter or margarine and mix with the cream to make a very stiff paste.


    1. Divide dough in half. Roll out one piece at a time to 18 x 35.5cm (7 x 14in) oblong and cut into fingers 9cm (3½in) long with a sharp knife. Put them on the baking sheet and bake for 5-6 mins until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack. Bake in batches.



Nutritional information per portion



fat 1.5g saturates 1.0g calories 30(kcal)


This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.