Preparation info
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Appears in
The Daily Mail Modern British Cookbook

By Alastair Little and Richard Whittington

Published 1998

  • About

For the uninitiated, a biscuit in the USA is closest to a savoury scone, while they call our sweet biscuits ‘cookies’. American supermarkets sell really good instant biscuit mixes, though they are not difficult to make from scratch.


  • 675 g/ 12 oz self-raising flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1 tbsp bicarbonate of so


Preheat the oven to 230°C/450°F/gas 8.

Sift the flour into a bowl with the bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and salt. Rub the margarine and butter in gently with your fingertips to achieve a crumb consistency. Stir in the buttermilk with a fork to form a soft dough.