• STEP 1

    Tip the flour into a food processor. Cut the butter into small pieces and drop them into the bowl, then whizz until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs.

  • STEP 2

    Add the sugar, vanilla and egg yolks and whizz to a small dough.

  • STEP 3

    Tip the dough onto a sheet of non-stick baking parchment and use the paper to roll the dough into a log shape, twisting the ends like a cracker. Chill for 3 hours or overnight.

  • STEP 4

    Heat oven to 180C/160C fan. Slice the log into 1cm-thick rounds and arrange on a baking sheet leaving gaps between them.

  • STEP 5

    Bake for 15-20 mins until golden. Leave to firm on baking sheet for 3-4 mins then transfer to a wire rack.


If you haven't got a processor, rub the butter into the flour in a large bowl, then add the remaining ingredients and mix to a dough with your hands.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2002

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