Fairy Wren Cottage Berry Biscuits. (This recipe makes approximately 16 biscuits)
The biscuits are plant based and I have made them with plain white flour and also with wholemeal spelt flour, using either flour works well and in the tradition of homesteading use what you already have. I’ve used frozen pieces of strawberry, young berries or blueberries instead of jam.
With plant based cooking and using a flax egg always make it first to give it a chance to congeal while you are gathering the other ingredients, a flax egg is a substitute for a chicken egg.
If you don’t have a blender simply cream the butter and sugar first and add the rest of the ingredients until it comes together and makes a soft biscuit dough then follow the rest of the instructions.
1 flax seed egg. Mix 1 tablespoon ground flax with 3 tablespoons water.
2 cups plain (all-purpose) flour
1 cup coconut sugar (fill the cup with coconut sugar like you would if you were making a cup of tea/coffee, not up to the brim)
180grams plant based margarine (I used Nuttelex)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Approximately 16 pieces of frozen fruit
Add all the ingredients into the bowl of your blender, blitz until the dough forms roughly into a ball and the ingredients are mixed thoroughly. See the photo as an example.
With dry hands roll walnut size balls of dough, place them on a lined baking tray and push a piece of frozen fruit into each one.
Bake at 180 degrees celsius until they smell cooked and are golden. To check if the biscuits are cooked through I use a spatula and lift up a biscuit to see that the bottom of the biscuit is golden brown. Make sure to let the biscuits cool before eating them, the fruit can be burning hot.
November 26, 2021