water biscuits
mix the flour and butter
roll out the dough
cut into squares
Baking at Christmas is definitely one of my favourite things to do. One thing I make each Christmas is sea salt water biscuits. They are really easy and quick to do, make a lovely gift and are perfect with pate, or cheese and some of my homemade tomato chilli jam. The best recipe I’ve found is a BBC Good Food one.

sea salt water biscuit ingredients

Sea Salt Water Biscuits
Recipe Type: Baking
Author: Kat Dootson
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Serves: 18
  • 200g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 50g butter, cold, cut into cubes
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • To Decorate!
  • flaky sea salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas mark 4
  2. Line two baking trays with greaseproof paper.
  3. Add the flour, butter, baking powder and 1/2 tsp of sea salt into a food processor then mix until completely mixed.
  4. Add 4 tbsp water and mix until the dough comes together. Add more water if needed until it resembles a soft dough.
  5. Roll out the dough as thinly as possible into a rectangle shape on a lightly floured surface.
  6. Brush some water over the dough and scatter 1tsp of sea salt and press in.
  7. Prick the dough all over with a fork then cut into 18 squares.
  8. Bake for 10-15 minutes on the trays then transfer to a wire rack to cool.