Saturday, 5 November 2016

Biscuits for Cheats

This is a fabulous cheat's recipe that I learnt from John. There are so many variations you can make, all from one bag of cheap cakemix available from any supermarket.
Pre-planning is not really required as you can use just about anything to make unique, delicious biscuits without a trace of being store bought. Try nuts, sultanas, hundreds and thousands, coffee, choc bits, cornflakes.....

Here is the recipe with 3 of my favourite flavours.    


1 packet of cheap 340g (approximate) vanilla or chocolate cake mix
( I use the cheapest packets I can get. Cost me 79 cents each this week.)

1 egg

125g butter.

1 cup of dry extras- see below for options.


1. Mix cake mix and other dry ingredients together in a bowl
2. Melt butter 
3. Add egg to melted butter and mix well with a fork
4. Add melted butter mix into dry ingredients and mix well
5. Roll teaspoon fulls of mix into balls
6. Place on baking paper on baking tray
7. Cook at 180c for approximately 15 minutes
8. Leave on tray until firm
9. Cool on rack
10 Store in airtight container. 

Some of favourite combinations are:

Coconut rough = chocolate cake mix, add-
             1/2 cup desicated or shredded coconut 
             + 1/2 cup white chocolate bits.

Blondies = vanilla cake mix, add- 
             1 cup which choc bits 
             + 1/4 teaspoon almond essence (optional but adds
             depth of flavour rather than almond taste.)

Snickers = chocolate cake mix, add-
             1/2 cup crushed nuts 
             + 1/2 cup milk or dark chocolate bits
              After rolled into balls, push half a jersey caramel into the 
              top of biscuit then cook as usual. 

Cherry Surprise = vanilla cake mix, add-     
             1 chopped Cherry Ripe bar 
              After cooked and cool, drop on a small amount of 
              melted chocolate. Once set, store in airtight            container.

Give these a try.
I would love to hear of your flavour combinations so leave me a comment. Happy cooking!

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