One of the activities that I love doing with my daughter is baking. However, to bake with a toddler is a lot of work, it takes twice the time and is 5 times as messy but I wouldn’t have it any other way. She loves to “help” me with cracking eggs, sifting flour, stirring the batter, etc. My favourite biscuits to bake with her are these sugar biscuits which is a recipe from my mom. My daughter loves biscuits, so it’s a win-win. The recipe is super easy and customisable based on your taste.
As mentioned, I got this recipe from my mom and I don’t know where she got it from, probably somewhere on the Internet.
Sugar biscuits recipe
- 500g margarine
- 6 cups flour
- 6 tsp baking powder
- 1.5 cups castor sugar
- 3 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla essence
Using an electric beater, combine castor sugar and margarine.
Add eggs & vanilla essence and mix well.
Sift flour and baking powder, add to wet mixture.
Using a rolling pin, roll dough on a floured surface and use a cutter to shape into desired shape.
Bake at 180 C until golden brown
I know that 6 cups of flour is A LOT! That’s exactly what I thought when I first saw it. However, I bake only half of the dough at a time and freeze the rest for another day. There’s nothing better than having some frozen biscuit dough that you can bake at any time.
When it comes to customisation, I’ve found that these biscuits work with coconut, sprinkles and chocolate chips. I put in the additives just before I roll out the dough. Mpilo of course is a big fan of the sprinkles.