24.8.10

Lady Gray's Disobedient Biscuits.



A biscuit can be such a complement to a cuppa.

And biscuits look nicer upon pretty plates.


I recently tried my hand at baking.
This is new territory for me.
I have never baked a single confection in my life!

Thinking that I should start off with something easy, a friend passed on a biscuit recipe to me.
Being a disobedient sort, I contorted her recipe to suit my own tastes and I must say that I was very lucky that they turned out rather yummy!


I am so pleased with me! My very own tasty biscuits.
They also made our little home smell delicious.

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I share this recipe with you on the understanding that this is a novice's attempt at baking. You absolutely must not sneer at me if what you end up with is a noxious plate of bricks!

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Lady Grey's Disobedient Biscuits

* 200g sifted plain flour and some for just in case it is too gooey as well as dusting

* 150g slightly salted butter. I use Lurpak

* 95g light muscovado sugar (the recipe actually calls for 115g which is too sweet for me.

* 1 or 2 Earl/Lady Grey tea bags. Depends on how punchy you like your flavours I used 2 Lady Greys on this occasion.

* 1 egg.

Beat together the butter and sugar until you have a creamy and smooth paste.

Stir in the tea well (just the tea not the bag).

Beat in the egg.

Carefully and gently fold in the flour. If it looks and feels too gooey, add a little more flour to stiffen the mixture.

Lay out a stretch of cling film and get your hands dirty! form the messy sticky mixture into a long fat sausage shape of approx 20cm long.

Roll it up and stick in in the fridge for an hour to firm it up.

Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

Remove the biscuit dough and slice into 5cm thick ovals (or rounds. Stick them onto a non stick oven tray and whack 'em in till they start to go a a little golden (should take approx 10-15 mins. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.

Munch away!


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I hope to keep learning, distorting and perhaps even create my own recipes so this Recipe book that I bought in Paperchase should be my constant kitchen companion from now.
It is a chunky ring bound notebook with a handy wipe clean cover and neat little tabs to keep me organised.

Have I mentioned that I collect tea cups? This is a more recent purchase from Liberty and made by Royal Albert.
While I may think that they are glorious,
Hiro thinks that they are vulgar!

His tastes are far more modernist. bla bla bla!

28 comments:

  1. That biscuit recipe will be passed on to my kitchen-experimenting sister to give it a go.
    But if it goes pear shaped, I'll be paying dearly...
    Tea cup collector...uh? Your poor husband... haha.

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  2. @ Nyanzi Report

    I know! he has now banned the purchase of more tea cups. He, on the otherhand collects chairs....he is banned from buying more too :)
    We currently have a one in and one out policy on cups and chairs at home!

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  3. thats a good try... i tried baking years back but they just taste horrible which is why it deter me from attempting since.. i truly agree that cookie & tea are great match!

    can i swop some of the bread for your homemade cookie pls....

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  4. Your 1st picture is perfect. I love it. One thing about you collection over Hiro's is you can have a lot, lot more cups and saucers to his chairs. They are pretty plates yout yummy biscuits are on. I havent baked anything in years either. One of my sisters always did the sweets. I was and still am better at the savories. Xxxx

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  5. I love the tea cup. Excellent looking biscuits, long may the baking continue! Miss London and I particularly enjoy making gingerbread biscuits and fairy cakes with lurid icing (we use Lurpak too).

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  6. @ Fashionistable

    Thank you, I try to take good pics with my little sony number and sometimes they turn out lovely. I prefer savoury things too.

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  7. Well done Yasumi! I am going to try this! Im also going to buy that recipe book...I love the idea of the tabs to seperate recipes as opposed to putting em all in my 'notes' section of me phone =l x x x

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  8. @ Grace

    Thank you! I am glad that someone likes my cups! Recipe please??

    @ Imo

    iphone recipe book? ahahaha you are so cute!

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  9. Congrats on your successful first baking! :D. I have only baked once and it's with my sisters. I should try to bake again!
    The cup and plates are so pretty~

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  10. I've never baked before besides those classes back in high school... your biscuits look very tasty! nothing like some good tea and biscuits for a great afternoon tea :)

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  11. how come biscuits and tea sound so posh yet simple....we Americans have coffee and donuts....

    yall are always so damn propa!!!!

    steals a biscuit and dips it into her earl grey in Styrofoam cuppa!!!!

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  12. The one-out, one-in policy seems very reasonable - and I think your teacups are gorgeous! I love the pale turquoise with white polka-dots best - so serene :)

    These biscuits look lovely! Makes me want to try a lemon shortbread (I love citrus-y things). I bake more than I cook, and I should probably learn the latter...

    :)

    I hope someday I can bring you cookies I have made!

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  13. your biscuits look simply delectable! THanks for the recipe! I love lady grey anyhow..I am sure I'd love it more infused into a biscuit!

    I almost bought that recipe book from paperchase, but in the end I settled for a plain brown one and customised it myself.

    And I also am one who likes your teacups! Looks like Hiro's the odd one out here!

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  14. omg do you also drink your tea from a teacup & saucer :) omg we are so British lol. I loveeee it.

    The biscuits look gorgeous, *applauds* wonderful first attempt, I love the fresh smell of baked biscuits mmm yum.

    & how snazzy is the recipe book, great look.

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  15. My dear Masai, are you turning all mumsy into us? Baking was something I could never do, I failed Home Economics on me bum. Too many precise measurements and restrictions, knowing me I'll attempt to substitute flour with maize meal xD
    I am, however, tempted to try make a green tea version of this.

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  16. Baking is such a foreign concept to me..all I can bake is funfetti cake..lol
    These biscuits look delish!!

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  17. yummmm! i was just about to twit you and ask you how they turned out. i sort of want to try these as well :D

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  18. congrats on your successful baking endeavor :) I wish I could reach through the screen and nibble on one with my tea right now. I have a tendency to collect coffee mugs...there's not a single matching pair in my cupboard, minus a set of demitasse cups & saucers for Greek coffee.

    may we see more of your teacup collection?

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  19. Ohh I'm going to bake those cookies!! I'll send you more recipes soon. XO

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  20. You are too modest, those biscuits look good! Perhaps I should get a recipe book as well since I really suck at remembering or organizing my recipes.

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  21. Those biscuits look soo delicious!!! I just hope mine will turn out as good as yours when I try this recipe :) btw you have a very pretty plates ^_^

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  22. i'm going to try this recipe soon! *copy and paste*

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  23. Hi Yasumi~ I just wanted to say that I made the biscuits over the weekend (using Earl Grey) and they are delicious! Thank you ^^

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  24. MMmm a cuppa and some homemade Yasumi biscuits! YUM!!

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  25. @ Grace

    Thank you! I am glad that someone likes my cups! Recipe please??

    @ Imo

    iphone recipe book? ahahaha you are so cute!

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  26. Congrats on your successful first baking! :D. I have only baked once and it's with my sisters. I should try to bake again!
    The cup and plates are so pretty~

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