Time: 15 minutes + 15 minutes baking
Serves: approx 15 biscuits
100g (1/2 cup) butter (softened)
50g (1/4 cup) caster sugar
150g (1 1/4 cup) self raising flour
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If you look online for a simple bake to do with your kids, fork biscuits will probably come up in your search results. With only 3 ingredients, no eggs and no biscuit cutters, they are easy to make and shouldn’t make too much mess in your kitchen.
Next time, we might try adding a different flavour like chocolate, or lemon or dried fruit.
Pre-heat your oven to 180C / 160C fan and prepare your baking trays
Get your toddler to line a few baking trays with baking paper.
Mix the butter and sugar together
Get your toddler to measure the butter. Ours was a bit hard so we gave it a really quick blast in the microwave to soften it. Put it in a large mixing bowl.
Weigh the sugar and add it to the bowl.
Beat together with a wooden spoon until well combined.
Add the flour
Get your toddler to weigh the flour, then add to your mixing bowl. Carry on mixing then use your hands to bring it all together into a soft dough.
Form the fork biscuits
Roll small pieces of dough (the size of a walnut or teaspoon) into round balls. Place on your baking tray, leaving space between them for spreading.
Dip a fork in cold water and press down on each ball in turn to flatten each biscuit and make an imprint. If your toddler is too young to help rolling the balls, this is a good step for them to help with instead.
Bake your fork biscuits
Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes until they are golden brown.
Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack.