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Abernethy Biscuits (Scotland)


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • Pinch of salt

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  1. Sift flour, salt, baking soda and cream of tartar together.
  2. Rub in butter until mixture looks like bread crumbs.
  3. Dissolve sugar in milk; stir into flour/butter mixture. Form into stiff dough.
  4. Roll out to a thickness of 1/4 inch.
  5. Cut into squares; prick all over.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes.

Yield: about 10 biscuits