If you’re Maltese, there must have surely been a time when you tasted one of these delicious biscuits! My grandma used to always have a stash at her house to accompany her cup of tea.
You can also buy them ready-made but nothing spells wintry daya better than homemade biscuits!!!
- 550 grams flour
- 1 tsp bicarbonate soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 200 grams butter
- 150 grams caster sugar
- 2 eggs
- Zest and juice of 1 orange and 1 clementine
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 tablespoon caraway seeds
- Extra flour for assisting in making the round biscuit shapes
- 1 small bowl of sesame seeds
- Water and a pastry brush
HOW TO PREPARE
- Sift the flour, bicarb soda and baking powder.
- Rub in the butter with the sifted flour mixture.
- In a separate bowl mix with a hand processor the sugar, eggs, orange and clementine juice and zest, and ground cloves.
- Add in the carraway seeds to the wet mixture.
- Mix this into the flour mixture gradually until a soft dough is formed.
- Once you add in the wet mixture to the flour mixture, if the dough is too wet then just add more sifted flour.
- Preheat the oven to 190oC.
- Using some flour if needed take a small golf ball sized piece of dough and form into a small thin sausage. Join the ends to form a circle.
- Brush lightly with some water on the top of the biscuit and dip into the sesame seeds.
- Place on a baking tray with baking paper..
- Once the tray is filled place in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes until golden brown.