Cake & Cookie Recipes
> Water Biscuits
How to make water biscuits:
A thin, dry cracker which goes very well with butter and cheese.
2 cups plain flour
4 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
water to mix
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- Sift the flour and salt into a basin and rub in to butter.
- Mix with water to a smooth paste.
- Turn onto a floured board and knead until quite smooth.
- Roll out very thinly and cut into round biscuits with a cutter.
- Bake in a moderate oven until crisp on a greased baking sheet.
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Umm, there is NO butter in water biscuits. There is only water and plain flour, hence the name. There is no salt added either!
What you say is not strictly true since there are plenty of traditional water biscuit recipes which contain shoprtening of some kind. However, if you wish to eat Ship's Biscuits, take one pound of flour, mix it to a dough with a little water. Roll out. Cut into biscuits and bake until light brown. They should keep for several years.
Carr's Table Water biscuits contain Flour, Palm oil, and water. In that order.
according to Royal Navy Museum:
"To produce ..a plain ships biscuit, a medium co!@#$% stone-ground wholemeal flour should be used.
Add water to 1 pound wholemeal flour and 1/4oz salt to make a stiff dough"...
They also say that the Royal Navy still use these biscuits in their ration kits to this day.
I'll try this recipe and use the small amount of butter as it seems a much better option than tropical oils for short term domestic consumption.
Hello, Im an old man now and I really do miss rum and ships biscuits. I will try to make some buscuits tonight. John.
What cheese is good to serve with water biscuits?
These kinda taste like nothing.