Bar Biscuits

By PaisleyJade - Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Both of my Grandmothers (and Great Grandmother) are/were amazing bakers.  I have favourite recipes that each one used to make, with these Bar Biscuits being one type of biscuit that my Bernie Nan would often have waiting in her biscuit tin for when we used to visit (along with Louise Slice).

These biscuits are so versatile - you can add any extra ingredients (just like the Biscotti recipe) and if you are extra clever, you can have pre-made bars of these biscuits stored in the refrigerator or freezer, for slicing and baking when needed.  I think that's what my Nana used to do - quickly slice a few biscuits off and bake right before we (the hungry hoards) arrived!

3 cups flour
1 cup brown sugar
6 oz butter
1 tsp baking powder
1 egg
½ tsp salt

Melt the butter, then add the brown sugar, egg, then dry ingredients (you can add any extra ingredients here, like chopped walnuts, almond essence, cocoa, coconut or orange juice and grated rind).  

Mix and shape into bars.  Leave in the fridge for a few hours (I usually just bake them straight away) then slice and bake at 160°C for 15 minutes.

If you're extra naughty like me... dip half of each biscuit in melted chocolate and leave to set in fridge, then store in an airtight container!

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  1. YUM!! I MUST make these!! What a great idea - I love the idea of having some in the freezer too! Dunno how long they'd last though hehe

  2. Mmmm yum, what a delicious treat to keep in the freezer!

  3. oh my....these look amazing. Anything with butter and brown sugar is my favorite.
    xo Jana

  4. YUMMERS!!! Wrote it down!!!

  5. Yum, will have a go! Like your food styling/photography too!!

  6. Oh, My!
    These look and sound so yummy!
    Going to have to try this recipe very soon.

  7. YUM! Am going to try these, they look delicious.

  8. I enjoyed eating them!!!! Yummo!

  9. OH you make just the BEST YUMMIEST looking goodies!!!! Can't wait to get out of Korea to try to make's hard to find ingredients here!!

    Lots of love!

  10. Best dish to eat at night camps. As well as very easy to prepare with the help of your steps by step suggestions. It is very delicious and too much testy dish.

  11. yummmm! I will definately be trying those, dipped in chocolate I think! love the idea of having the ready made dough in the fridge , although I reckon I'd just end up eating the dough evertytime I go in the fridge!! Thanks for visiting my blog, Lisa x

  12. hummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! I m going to try this recipe soon!

  13. mmmmmmmmmmmmmm -- those wouldn't last 5 minutes at my house!

  14. These look like a MUST try! :)

  15. These are really delightful colourful treats and photographs. I also like to add mint and chestnut, strawberries and cream, vanilla and salted caramel, too delicious.


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