Burnt Butter Biscuits

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Don’t be put off by the name of these biscuits, as Burnt Butter Biscuits are delicious. This is a really old recipe that I’ve been making since I was a child. The original recipe probably came out of one of Mum’s recipe books, but I have no idea which one. I copied the recipe into my own book of recipes in my best handwriting over 30 years ago.

125 grams butter
1 egg
1/2 Cup sugar
1 and a 1/4 Cups self raising flour

Put the butter into a saucepan and burn it. Set the saucepan aside and let the butter cool.


Pour the cooled butter into a bowl and mix in the sugar, then the egg and finally the flour. Roll the biscuits into balls and press flat between your palms. Bake at 160 degrees Celsius for around 12 minutes. Cool the biscuits on the tray. Makes about 30 biscuits.