Dundee Biscuits Recipe

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 Updated 12/03/2017

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A simple yet tasty biscuit that hails from Dundee in Scotland.


  • 8oz plain/all purpose flour
  • 4oz butter
  • 2oz caster/superfine sugar
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 2oz flaked almonds, chopped
(see measure conversions for more information on quantites)


  1. Put the flour into a bowl and rub in the butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  2. Stir in the sugar and mix well, then stir in the egg yolk.
  3. Bring the ingredients together with your hand, forming it into a dough, squeezing if necessary.
  4. Roll out on a lightly floured surface or board until about 1/4 inch thick.
  5. Prick with a fork, and then cut out 2 inch rounds.
  6. Place the rounds on a baking trays.
  7. Brush with the egg white and sprinkle with the almonds.
  8. Bake in a preheated oven temperature 325oF/170oC/gas mark 3 for 12 - 15 minutes.
  9. The biscuits should be a pale golden brown colour.

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: approx. 18 biscuits


I gave this recipe a go and found it worked well - the biscuits are very nice. I didn't find it necessary to add any more liquid, it's really just a case of being firm with the mixture and forcing it into a dough. The dough will be quite crumbly and can be difficult to roll out in which case just keep on reforming the dough, cutting out the biscuits in batches.
#1 - Mary - 03/12/2017 - 09:02
I've tried this recipe (dundee biscuits)twice. Using one egg yolk to bind 8oz flour does not work. I have added milk to make it pliable in order to roll it and cut into rounds.
#0 - stephe - 12/18/2016 - 03:32
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