250g white spelt flour
100g caster sugar
170g unsalted butter at room temperature
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
Extra flour for dusting
1 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened a little
4 tbsp. spelt flakes
1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
4 tbsp. chopped mixed nuts
2 tbsp. granulated sugar
Makes 20 - 24 (depending wheather you cut out the holes or not!)
Preparation time: 40 minutes
Cooking time: 14 minutes
- Put your oven on to 180c fan or 200c conventional
- Weigh out the butter and flour in the large bowl and either cut the butter into the flour or rub it in using your fingers
- Mix the rest of the biscuit dough ingredients into the butter and flour. Aim for a smooth dough but don't overwork it.
Rest the dough in the fridge for 10 - 15 minutes, wrapped in clingfilm or in a food bag
- When the dough is rested, dust both your work surface and your rolling pin fairly liberally with more spelt flour.
- Roll out the dough to about 3-4mm thick and cut out as many rounds as you can, and then if you want to create rings, cut out a hole
in the middle of each one (you can then re-roll the dough from the cut outs for more biscuits.)
- Mix the streusel ingredients lightly together in a bowl
- Put a teaspoon of the streusel mix on the top of each biscuit and spread it to the edges with the tip of a spoon.
- Repeat with the rest of the biscuits, placing them gently on the prepared baking trays with at least 1cm gap between them
- If some of the biscuits look a bit bare in places you can sprinkle what's left of the streusel over them before they go in the oven
- Bake for around 14 minutes in the middle of the oven
- As soon as the biscuits are out of the oven, lightly press the streusel down on the biscuits with the back of a spoon to stop it from
flaking off when eating
- Leave to cool fully
If you want to create rings but you don't have a small cutter for the middle hole, a good hack is using the large end of a piping nozzle!
Thank you to Lynn Clark who kindly created this delicious recipe for us. To see more of her recipes please visit her blog for more inspiration