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First up is the Devon Flat Biscuit.  A classic light biscuit that is traditionally served with tea, these are really simple to make, and can be dressed up using different shaped cutters or even some piped icing to create your own designs!

Ingredients:

  • 225g (8oz) Self Raising Flour
  • 110g (4oz) Caster Sugar
  • 110g (4oz) Langage Farm Clotted Cream
  • 1 Large Free Range Egg, beaten
  • 1 tbsp Milk
Makes about 24 small biscuits.
Method:
1.  Preheat oven to 220°C / 425°F / Gas 7.
2.  Mix together the flour and the sugar.
3.  Add the milk, cream and egg until the mixture comes together to form a stiff dough.
4.  Cover with a tea towel and place the mixture in the fridge for 15 minutes to firm up.
5.  Roll the dough out onto a floured surface until about 2.5cm (1 inch) thick.
6.  Cut shapes out of the dough  using a cookie cutter of your choice.
7.  Transfer to greased baking sheets and bake for 10 minutes.
8.  Be careful not to let the biscuits brown too much!
9.  Transfer to wire racks to cool.
10. Decorate with writing icing if desired.

Store the finished biscuits in an airtight container.

These biscuits are delicious served plain or with a generous smear of jam or clotted cream with tea as snack.  Or decorated with writing icing to create intricate patterns for a beautifully presented after dinner treat.

Remember: the quality of your cream will show in the taste of your biscuits which is why we recommend using only a good quality Devonshire variety, like Langage Farm Clotted Cream.

Image of Langage Farm Clotted Cream 113g

We hope you enjoy your very own taste of home-baked Devon!  We'd love to see how your Devon Flat Biscuits turn out, why not let us know by leaving us a comment below or posting a photo on our Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Pinterest?


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