Nut Biscuits

Its Saturday and the men in my life are out diving at Shark Alley in Port Elizabeth ……. I am not a fan of the sea or sharks!!! I decided to try out my Mum’s biscuit recipe for Marula nut biscuits with a friend and surprise them for afternoon tea.. As I did not have access to Marula nuts ……. I have used macadamia nuts chopped up and was rather pleased with the result, you could use any kind of edible nut for this recipe. I am sharing so that if you do live in Africa in an area where you have Marula trees,you can try out this recipe. A nice touch for your guests tea tray while on Safari.


Turn on your oven to 180 – a moderate oven heat

  • 1 1/4 cup of flour
  • 5 tablespoons of castor sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla essence
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 tablespoons of chopped nuts
  • 115g – half a cup of melted butter

In a mixing bowl sift the flour,salt and baking soda

In a second bowl beat and mix the butter , sugar and vanilla essence

Add 1 egg to the flour mixture and beat until the mixture is thick, fold in the nuts gently to this mixture

Refridgerate dough for 25 minutes – grease your baking tray with butter or olive oil so the biscuits will not stick to the tray

take a table spoon of dough and roll into a ball and place on the tray – press flat with a fork – leave a space of 4cm between each biscuit

bake in a moderate oven for 10 – 12 minutes

Remove from the oven and place biscuits on a cooling rack

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