Fork Biscuits

These simple fork biscuits are a favourite of Mary Berry's. Follow her simple recipe and enjoy your fork biscuits with a hot cup of tea.

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These biscuits first made their appearance in an old red Cordon Bleu cookery book, and I've been making them for years.

Makes 16


100g (4oz) butter, softened
50g (2oz) caster sugar
150g (5oz) self-raising flour

Essential kit

You will need two baking trays.


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

Lightly butter two baking trays.

Measure the butter into a bowl and beat to soften. Gradually beat in the sugar and then the flour. Bring the mixture together with your hands to form a dough.

Form the dough into 16 balls about the size of a walnut and place spaced well apart on the prepared baking trays.

Dip a fork in a little water and use this to flatten the biscuits.

Bake in the preheated oven for 15–20 minutes until a very pale golden.

Lift off the baking tray and leave to cool completely on a wire rack.

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