- 50g butter
Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…
- 2 tbsp light demerara sugar
- 1 tbsp each golden syrup and treacle
- ½ tsp ground star anise
Star anise is one of the central spices in Chinese cooking. It has a strong anise flavour, with…
- 140g plain flour, plus a little extra
- ¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
Bicarbonate of soda, or baking soda, is an alkali which is used to raise soda breads and full-…
- a little oil, for greasing
Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Put all the ingredients except the flour and bicarb in a pan and heat until melted. Sift the flour and bicarb into a bowl, then stir in the wet ingredients to form a soft dough. Bring together with your hands into a disc, wrap in cling film and chill for 30 mins.
Dust a board, then thinly roll out dough. Lightly oil a baking sheet, stamp out 24 x 6cm circles and place on the sheet. Bake for 10-15 mins until golden and firm to the touch. Leave on the tray for 5 mins, then transfer to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely before serving.