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Raisins Biscuits

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raisin biscuits

short little biscuits
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Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 8 mins
Total Time: 23 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: English
Keyword: biscuit, budget meals, cheap family recipes
Servings: 40 biscuits
Cost per portion 4p
Calories: 51.41kcal
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Ingredients

  • 150 g raisins
  • 225 g flour self raising
  • 125 g sugar
  • 125 g lard
  • 70 g oats Ready Brek type
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala

Instructions

  • Place all dry ingredients in a bowl, cut the lard into small cubes and add it in mixing with fingertips until you have a breadcrumb consistency.
  • Then add enough water to make a dough which comes cleanly away from the sides of the bowl and which isn’t sticky to the touch. (approx 4 x 15ml tablespoons).
  • Roll out onto a floured surface to 4mm thick, and use a biscuit cutter to form biscuits.
  • After you have cut lots of shapes, squidge the leftovers together, re roll and cut out more until all dough is used up.
  • Bake at gas mark 6 for 8 mins with this sized cookie cutter (We made 41 biscuits, so if you’ve made lots less, add a few mins cooking time!)
  • Click here to start a 6 minute timer
  • Make this sized batch twice in the month.

Notes

 
 
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Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
raisin biscuits
Amount Per Serving
Calories 51.41 Calories from Fat 2
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.21g0%
Saturated Fat 0.04g0%
Sodium 1.83mg0%
Potassium 49.95mg1%
Carbohydrates 11.72g4%
Fiber 0.72g3%
Sugar 3.17g4%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 156.84IU3%
Vitamin C 1.31mg2%
Calcium 10.05mg1%
Iron 0.45mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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