Cheap and easy biscuits

 I was visiting Down to Earth the other day and came across an easy biscuit recipe that I wanted to try.  Made them yesterday and they were great - half filled with homemade apricot jam, the other half with mixed berry jam. I froze half the dough to make later and baked the rest. 

This would a great recipe for a child to make.

(This is the same recipe as the Country Women's Association Five Dozen Biscuits, it makes about 80 biscuits)

Bake for 10 minutes at 180C/360F
  • 500 grams/1 lb butter
  • 1 can condensed milk (recipe below)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 cups self-raising flour
Plus any toppings you like - nuts, coconut, choc chip etc.

Cream the butter and sugar, add condensed milk, mix and stir in flour. Roll the dough and divide up into two if you want to freeze half the dough for later. Mix in the nuts or whatever you're going to use, divide into into balls and flatten, or place a thumbprint to add jam for jam drops.

When golden brown, cook on racks.

(I don't buy condensed milk anymore, I made my own and it tastes way better )

To make the equivalent of a tin of condensed milk:
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup powdered milk - this can be full cream or skim milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter
Melt the sugar in the hot water, then put all your ingredients into a food processor or blender. Mix slowly at first until everything is combined, then use high speed until everything is smooth.


  1. Sounds like a very versatile recipe! I might have to get the children to make some for us!! :)
    That homemade condensed milk is GOOD; I don't buy it anymore, either!

    1. The next batch I'm going to add peanut butter and choc-chip, I think it will work well.

  2. Hi Joluise,
    I like the sound of this recipe and I've not heard of homemade condensed milk.
    Looking forward to trying out these biscuits.
    God Bless
    Barb from Australia

  3. The biscuits I made are almost all gone!! So that gives you an indication of how tasty my family thought they were!!


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