Garibaldi Biscuits

I have never seen a batch of biscuits disappear as quickly as these garibaldi biscuits. I made these one Saturday morning as my aunt was coming to visit. And she loved them so much she could not stop eating them. Dave and I also tucked in and there were none left by the end of the weekend. I think the dough is pretty versatile so will experiment with other fillings when I have time.

Garibaldi Biscuits
Garibaldi Biscuits
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Yesterday I undertook the huge task of sorting out our holiday photos. Eva sent me hers and I downloaded them. And after adding them to the folder I had created I sorted them into date order. There are two reasons for me doing this. Firstly, Dave also has photos so this will make it easier for him to add his to the folder. And secondly, I need to update the blog with photos. Once I had done this, I deleted the folder from Eva, or at least I thought I had. But when I went to look, the folder was still there. So I hit the delete button again. I left that to run in the background while starting on a blog post. I have a method to how I go about these. First I type out the text of my story, and then I add the opening paragraph.

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Once that is done I insert code, and afterwards head to my photos folder to edit the two photographs I will use. So, when I got to that stage I was devastated to see my blog folder was gone! I went straight to the recycle bin but could not find it. And I really did not know what to do. I had clearly deleted that folder instead of Eva’s the first time around. Luckily when I did a search of my entire PC the folder shortcut showed up. I hoped for the best when I hit the restore button, and thankfully, all the photos are back where they belong. I keep them on an external hard drive, having lost one hard drive and one laptop in the past. I thought that would be safe, but even that needs a backup! Do you have multiple backups of your photos?

Garibaldi Biscuits

 

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Garibaldi Biscuits

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Recipe Category: Baking
Makes enough for: 20 biscuits
All Rights Reserved: An original recipe from Lavender and Lime

Ingredients

  • 300 g flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 75 g xylitol
  • 10 g baking powder
  • 130 g butter, cubed
  • 100 mls milk,
  • 150 g currants

for the glaze

  • 1 egg
  • 5 mls milk
  • vanilla sugar for sprinkling

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
  • Place the flour, xylitol and baking powder into a stand mixer bowl and use a beater to mix together
  • Add the butter and beat until the mixture resembles bread crumbs
  • Place the milk into a jug and with the machine running, slowly pour the milk mixture into the flour until a dough forms
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead to form a ball
  • Shape the ball into a rough rectangle then dust both sides with flour
  • Dust your rolling pin with flour and roll the dough out into a 4mm thick rectangle which should measure around 40cm x 30cm
  • With the shortest edge facing you, sprinkle the currants over the top half of the dough
  • Make sure the edges have currants on them before folding the bottom half of the dough over the top half
  • Line up the edges, flour your dough and rolling pin, and roll to a large rectangle, 4mm thick
  • Trim the edges of the dough * with a sharp knife then prick holes in the top surface of the dough using a fork
  • Slice the dough in half lengthwise, then slice each length into 10 slices, widthwise
  • Place the biscuits on a lined baking tray with a small gap between each one

for the glaze

  • Place the egg and milk into a cup and whisk to combine
  • Brush over the tops of the biscuits then sprinkle with the sugar
  • Place into the oven and bake for 20 minutes
  • Remove from the oven and leave to cool on the tray for 5 minutes
  • Transfer the biscuits to a wire rack to cool completely

Notes

* I baked these 'scraps' with the biscuits
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12 thoughts on “Garibaldi Biscuits

  1. That’s great that you were able to retrieve those photos – it’s very frustrating when this happens. I tend to keep an external drive with backup photos, but I’m not so good uploading them in a timely manner, so I panic every time my laptop starts behaving 🙂 Nice biscuits!

  2. i have an external hard drive for my photos plus they are on my iphone and on my laptop but it’s always a worry. great looking biscuits. I do like some currants!

  3. They look really delicious. I can see why they went so fast! I never thought about it but no I don’t have backups for my pics!

  4. Hi Tandy, I have some photographs duplicated but not all. A nice recipe, the biscuits look delicious.

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