Recipe: Sea Salt Water Biscuits

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
Serves: 18
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  • 200g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 50g butter, cold, cut into cubes
  • ½ 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 ½ 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.


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