Essies, crisp, sweet biscuits with a lovely combination of spices baked in interestingly coloured S-shapes
750 ml flour
5 ml salt
5 ml bicarbonate of soda
5 ml cream of tartar
5 ml ground nutmeg
5 ml ground cloves
5 ml ground cinnamon
5 ml ground ginger
375 ml brown sugar
125 g butter
50 g fat
5 ml red bole 1
Sift flour, salt, bicarbonate of soda, cream of tartar and spices
Add sugar and mix
Rub butter and fat into flour mixture with fingertips
Beat eggs, add to flour mixture and form a dough that can be rolled out
Divide the dough into two chunks of roughly equal size, mix red bole into one chunk.
Roll dough into small balls and press each red ball into a white ball, roll into a snake and form a ‘S’
Place on a greased baking sheet and bake at 180°C for 10- 12 minutes
Loosen biscuits and cool on wirerack.
Red bole is a food colouring obtainable from pharmacies.
Category: Baked Goods
Cuisine: Cape Malay