When we fancy something sweet then knocking up these fork biscuits uses just three ingredients and takes just a few short minutes to knock up. They remind me of my childhood, making these with my mum before devouring them still warm from the oven.

The recipe is ingrained in my mind and I can make them in my sleep – one of the first recipes that I remember making.

The original recipe comes from Mary Berry and there are lots of variations about – you can add cocoa powder to make them chocolate-y, or drizzle melted chocolate over the top of them.

I am a traditionalist when it comes to my fork biscuits – I want the creamy, crumbly taste and texture with no changes.

Who is Mary Berry?

Mary Berry might be known to many of us from The Great British Bake Off, but in fact she has been gracing our screens from the 1970s!

She trained at The Cordon Bleu in Paris and since then has achieved many accomplishments including becoming the cookery editor of Housewife magazine and has written over 80 cookbooks. You can find out more about Mary Berry here.

Ingredients for fork biscuits

Baking fork biscuits takes just three ingredients.

You will need:

  • 150g self-raising flour
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 100g butter

How to make fork biscuits

Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/gas mark 4.

Prepare your baking tray by using either greaseproof paper or grease your tin with butter.

Beat the butter in a bowl to soften.

Gradually beat the sugar and flour into the butter.

Use your hands to bring the mixture together into a dough. If you need to, add milk a tiny bit at a time.

Roll the dough into 12-16 walnut-sized balls. Space out the balls on your baking sheet.

Get a fork and dip it into cold water. Use the fork to gently flatten the biscuits.

Place into the oven for 15 minutes.

Leave to cool on a wire rack.


How to store fork biscuits

The truth is that you might not need to store these fork biscuits for long because they taste amazing and every time you pop into the kitchen you might be popping one into your mouth.

That said, if you do need to store your fork biscuits then just store them in an airtight container for up t0 7 days.

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