Thanks to the lovely Alissa who posted this recipe over in the forums at PBP we’ve been gorging ourselves on biscuits since last Wednesday! These are too good, too easy and too cheap to keep to myself so I thought I’d share the secret around a bit more!
Simple Savings biscuits
(if anyone knows the original source of this recipe please let me know so I can give credit)
1 tin condensed milk
1 cup sugar (we put in slightly less and used brown sugar and that was fine)
5 cups self-raising flour
Now I know this seems like a LOT of ingredients but this recipe is supposed to make 120 biscuits!! I didn’t count how many we made but I am sure it was more than 100 so I think the claim of 120 is pretty close. You are going to need a BIG bowl to mix all of this! These would be great if you have to cook for a special occasion or a lot of people or if you family just really like biscuits, or you can freeze the dough in smaller portions and just make a few at a time. Handy huh?
Cream sugar and margarine. Add condensed milk and flour. Roll into teaspoon sized balls and press down with a fork. Place on greased trays and bake in moderate oven until golden brown (approximately 10-15 minutes).
You can change it up a bit by adding to the basic dough before baking – divide the mixture into five (or four, or six, whatever you want!)and add different ingredients for different flavoured biscuits:
Some suggestions from the recipe –
Chocolate chips and glace cherries (chopped)
Cornflakes and sultanas
Hundreds and Thousands
Milo and coconut
We tried -
Plain choc chip
Chocolate choc chip (just add a bit of coco)
Cho chip with 100s and 1000s (sugar sprinkles)
Sultanas and cornflakes (to see if they came out as good as my other cornflake and sultana biscuit recipe and they were close but not quite as good)
Jam swirl and choc chip.
Not only did they all taste great but a few days later, sealed in a container they are still just as good. Plus they have no egg in them – a bonus for those with egg allergy as well as for houses where the chooks have gone on strike like ours!
ETA – it seems there are several sources for the original recipe but I this version probably came from the Simple Savings Website.