Easy Bake Biscuit Recipe

The perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea, this biscuit recipe is super simple and can easily be adapted to make them vegan or gluten free.

Prep time: 15 mins

Bake time: 10 mins

Serves: Approx 20 Biscuits


  • 150g (5½oz) butter or dairy free spread
  • 200g (7oz) plain flour or gluten free flour
  • 100g (3¼oz) caster sugar
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 75g (2¾oz) icing sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 C / Gas 6.
  2. Rub together the butter and flour until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs; add the caster sugar and lemon rind. Mix well. Alternatively place all the ingredients together in a food processor and blend.
  3. Press the mixture together to form a dough. Knead lightly. Roll out and cut circles, then place on a tray lined with baking paper.
  4. Bake until golden, about 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  5. Mix the icing sugar with a squeeze of lemon juice and a little water. Mix to a paste and coat the biscuits with the icing.

Tip: When using dairy free spread the mixture can be a little sticky. Instead of rolling out the dough it’s easier to take a spoonful of mixture, roll it into a ball and then flatten with your fingers. Dust your hands lightly with flour to stop the mixture from sticking.

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