Spicy Sultana Biscuits

Old fashioned bikkies

These are easy biscuits that are delicious. They’re crunchy, but still melt in your mouth.

Kitchen tools you will need:

  • Mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon
  • Kitchen scale
  • Butter knife
  • Measuring cups
  • 2 x slice trays
  • Baking paper
  • Large knife, optional

Quick Tips: Read the recipe in its entirety before you start cooking. This will help you understand the ingredients, steps, and timing involved, and allow you to prepare any necessary equipment or ingredients beforehand.

Spicy Sultana Biscuits

Difficulty: Beginner Cook Time 20 mins Total Time 20 mins
Servings: 21



  1. Step 1

    Turn the oven to 200 c.

    Gather your ingredients together

  2. Step 2

    Place the butter and sugar into your bowl, cut the pieces small with a butter knife, then, using a wooden spoon, cream them until no lumps of butter remain, and it looks a little like breadcrumbs.

    Add the egg, and stir.

  3. Step 3

    Add all the other ingredients and mix. 

    The mix will seem very dry, that's normal.

  4. Step 4

    Flour your kitchen bench or dough sheet

  5. Step 5

    Tip the dough mix onto the floured area. Use your hands to lightly knead the dough till it comes together, don't knead too much.

    Roll out with a rolling pin, or a straight sided glass - or just press it out with your hands, till it is about 1 to 1 1/2cm thick.

    Cut into squares with a knife (rub some flour on the knife first so they don't stick too much).

  6. Step 6

    The biscuits will probably be stuck to the surface, so, using a butter knife, scrape under them and transfer to the slice tins that have been covered with baking paper.

    Keep in mind that they will spread a little so leave some room between them.

  7. Step 7

    Bake for 20 minutes, or until starting to brown.

    When cooked, take out the trays and leave the biscuits on them for at least 15 minutes.

  8. Step 8

    Transfer to a cooling rack to finish cooling.


If you don't want to bother rolling and cutting, you can just roll small amounts of dough into a ball with your hands, place on a tray, and flatten to about 1.5 cm high

You can substitute diced dried apricot for the sultanas and lower the amount of spices, but add some vanilla extract.

Keywords: old-fashioned, biscuits, no milk, sultanas,

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