Category: Family Favourites

Mamma’s Biscuits

Makes: 50 Biscuits
Oven: 160 °C / 325 °F
Preparation Time: 1 hour
Baking Time: 15 -20 minutes
250 g Margarine/butter (small block)
200 g Sugar (250 ml) (1 cup)
2   Eggs, beaten
10 g Anchor Instant Yeast (1 packet)
500 g Cake flour (4 x 250 ml) (4 cups)
2 ml Salt (½ tsp)
125 ml Lukewarm water (½ cup)
5 ml Vanilla essence (1 tsp)
    Cherries, silver balls, hundreds and thousands or vermicelli
  1. Beat margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Add beaten egg and mix.
  2. Mix dry ingredients, as well as the Anchor Instant Yeast together.
  3. Add dry ingredients and enough lukewarm water to form a soft dough. Knead well until smooth and elastic, cover with greased plastic and allow to rise in a warm place for 5 minutes.
  4. Form into small balls, place onto a greased baking tray and press flat with a fork OR place dough into piping bag, with a nozzle, and pipe biscuits onto a greased baking OR Fill a biscuit gun with dough and press biscuits onto a greased baking tray.
  5. Decorate with cherries, silver balls, hundreds and thousands or vermicelli and bake in a preheated over at 160 °C / 325 °F (cool oven) for 15 – 20 minutes, or until light golden brown.