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Nici Wickes: Homemade biscuits vs store bought

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sat, 21 May 2022, 10:16am
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Nici Wickes: Homemade biscuits vs store bought

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sat, 21 May 2022, 10:16am

Whilst we’re all focused on the cost of living and food prices making it harder and harder to afford any treats or luxury items, here’s a thing…home-made biscuits. They’re an absolute treat, better for you than bought biscuits, quick and easy to make and so affordable. 

Bran or Oat biscuits 

Makes 30 biscuits 

  • 110g butter, softened 
  • 1 cup regular sugar 
  • 1 egg 
  • 1 cup plain flour + extra for rolling 
  • 1 cup bran flakes or oats – process these in a food processor or blender 
  • 1 tsp baking powder 
  1. Set oven at 160 C fan bake and line 1 or 2 trays with baking paper.
  2. Cream butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Stir in flour and bran/oats until it forms a ball. Halve and roll out each dough ball on a well-floured surface. Use a round cookie cutter or thin-lipped glass or cup to cut into circles. Any size you like.
  3. Transfer to the lined tray. Prick each with a fork. Repeat with the remaining mixture.
  4. Bake for 5 minutes then bang and turn the tray and bake for a further 3 -5 minutes when they should be lovely and golden.
  5. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  6. These biscuits freeze exceptionally well. They can also be buttered or sandwiched together with icing for an extra treat.

TOTAL COST: $2.76 for 30 biscuits (9cents per biscuit) 

Ginger nuts $2.90 / 10 

Bran biscuits $5.50 / 12 

Krispies $2.90 / 24