Walnut Biscuits

Walnut Biscuits

Such beautiful buttery rich biscuits these are.   The walnuts take the edge of the sweetness, although not too much as these are still pretty sweet treats.  What you get is a lovely biscuit to have with a cup of coffee or tea or maybe even a port as part of an evening treat.  So simple to make really with only basic ingredients they are the type of biscuit you could whip up in 5 minutes and have out of the oven inside 15 if you really wanted to.  Alternatively they are the kind of mixture that you can roll up and leave for a day or two, cooking fresh to order and filling your house with wonderful baking smells.  Whether the mixture lasts that long is another thing altogether.

A few tips from a slack cook on this recipe.  Make sure that you chop up your walnuts before adding them to the dough so that they are evenly spread through the mixture.  Also go for making two smaller rolls of dough for baking.  The one large one was highly impractical and in the end I took pinches of the dough of about teaspoon size and baked them that way.  They still turned out beautifully.

Making these as my third selection from Jane Grigson’s English Food its making me realise I’m dabbling around the edges of her cookbook, not being prepared to take on anything too challenging due to a lack of time for preparation and being in a kitchen that is not my own.  Some of the recipes really call for a feast of 10 around a table and whilst we are getting close to the celebration season I doubt that this month is going to be the one that I break out a pheasant or offal of some kind.  I will make an effort to attempt something a little bit more substantial for us before the month is out, I promise.

To get the recipe follow the link here… Walnut Biscuits by Jane Grigson

Walnut BiscuitsWalnut BiscuitsWalnut BiscuitsWalnut BiscuitsWalnut BiscuitsWalnut BiscuitsWalnut BiscuitsWalnut BiscuitsWalnut BiscuitsWalnut Biscuits

Happy Baking and Happy Eating,

Leah

Advertisements

12 Comments Add yours

  1. ladyredspecs says:

    I know someone who would never say no to sweet biscuits, I think he’d would love these. Xx

    Like

    1. Leah says:

      lol….well they’re pretty good and very simple to make. He might even be able to whip up a batch himself 🙂 xxx

      Like

      1. ladyredspecs says:

        Oh yeah, that’ll be the day!!!! Xx

        Like

  2. nancy@jamjnr.com says:

    This recipe seems to have stood the test of time. I’d be tempted to put chocolate chips in there too!

    Like

    1. Leah says:

      simple and elegant, they were really quite good. I love the idea of adding a bit of chocolate. 🙂

      Like

  3. Charisma says:

    Love walnuts! These looks delicious!

    Like

    1. Leah says:

      Thank you, they were very tasty x

      Like

  4. angelinawu says:

    These look gorgeous! Love your photos, great angles. Will have to try these out soon!

    Like

    1. Leah says:

      Thank you so much. Would love to hear how you go 🙂

      Like

  5. mamagwen says:

    They look irresistibly delicious, I’ll have to give them a go.

    Like

    1. Leah says:

      Thank you! They are pretty delicious 🙂

      Like

Share your thoughts, we love to hear them....

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s