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Take a coffee break …

What better way to take a break with these crunchy, no fuss biscuits. This recipe is one of those hand me down recipes, that has been passed down from our grandmother, hence “ add a bit of that, a pinch of that, feel the mixture sort of recipe”.

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I’ll do my best to give you the amounts of these ingredients, but you’ll know what I mean if you try this recipe, you will feel when the mixture is right.

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Pre heat oven moderate 180°F

4 eggs

1/2 cup sugar

2 tablespoons sultana’s (not included in mine)

125g butter, melted

2 cups self raising flour ( 2 extra cups )

1/4 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Icing sugar for decoration

Beat eggs until frothy, add sugar, beat well. Add melted butter,and sifted flour. If making with sultanas add as this point. Stir in milk and vanilla. At this point continually add sifted flour until the mixture forms a soft dough. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface, knead for 30 seconds until smooth and divide the mixture into two.

Roll the vanilla flavour dough on a large sheet of baking paper approx.25cm x 35cm.

In the other half of dough we’re making a chocolate flavour.

2 tablespoons cocoa

1 tablespoon sugar

1/4 cup hot water

Dissolve the cocoa and sugar in water. Add to the dough mixture. ( here, you might need to add a little more extra flour) ( You need to feel the dough)

Roll onto another piece of baking paper just a little smaller than the first, turn onto the first piece of vanilla dough. Roll up from the long side in Swiss roll style.

Cut dough into 1cm slices, wiping blade of knife between cuts. Place on prepared trays, bake for 15 minutes until golden. Cool on wire racks.

swirl bisc 002When cool, sprinkle with icing sugar.

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Add a good aroma coffee and your set for fine five minute coffee break, by all means take 10 and have yourself two biscuits.

Linking to It’s a Keeper and What’s cooking Wednesday over at The King’s Court IV

Enjoy my friends



  1. Inherited “hand-me-down” recipes are always the best. I have a couple of treasured ones too. Your coffee break biscuits look outstanding and perfect for a break especially with your feet up. 😉
    🙂 Mandy

  2. The biscuits look delicious, Yvette. You have a rare talent for creating ambiance on your blog. I feel like I’ve been invited into a fancy hotel dining room or bed and breakfast, with all the amenities included, when I come here. Blessings to you…

  3. Yvette they look great. I might give these a go on the weekend. I’m always up for a new biscuit recipe, so thankyou.
    I reckon they would be perfect dunked into an espresso 🙂

  4. These are definitely on my list to try. There’s something so special about recipes passed down in the family, and it’s always special to sample a little taste of someone else’s family culture. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Yum! Those look perfect for a snack 🙂 Thanks for stopping by my cheesecake bites post. Every Wednesday I feature lots of recipes from all around. I’d love for you to swing by if you get a chance.

  6. Yvette, I’ve been on the computer way too long, and everything is starting to be a blur. But all I know is that these goodies all look so scrumptious, so I’ll have to come back more refreshed and take another look. Now I’m really hungry, so ta-ta for now…but I’ll be back.


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