Food

Maple and Pecan Biscuits

The other day my husband asked me to make some biscuits with pecan nuts. Inspired by some danish pastries that we had recently, I decided to add a bit of maple syrup to the mixture and play around a bit, and this is the final result. All the cup measurements below were made using a 250 ml mug.

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What you’ll need:

2/3 cup margarine

2/3 cup light brown sugar

1/2 cup maple syrup

1 egg

1-2 tsps vanilla essence

2 cups self-raising flour

Pinch salt

1 cup pecan nuts, roughly chopped or crushed

What to do:

1. Grease a couple of baking trays and pre-heat the oven to gas mark 5.

2. Cream together the margarine and the sugar.IMG_7875

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3. Mix in the maple syrup – to get measure it and get it out the mug quickly, rinse the mug out with boiling water before measuring the maple syrup.

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4. Mix in the egg and vanilla essence.

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IMG_7879(The black bits are vanilla seeds in the vanilla essence that I used).

5. Sift and fold in the flour and the salt.
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IMG_7884IMG_78856. Fold in the nuts and then put teaspoonfuls of the mixture on the baking trays, leaving a bit of space between each spoonful. Don’t worry about pressing down each drop of mixture before putting it into the oven – the biscuits will spread a little by themselves as they cook.
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IMG_7887IMG_7888The biscuits don’t have to be spread out as much as this – I just wasn’t sure with this first batch how much they would spread.

7. Remove the biscuits from the baking sheets and cool.IMG_7890

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