Basic Biscuits - 4 Ingredients
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Basic Biscuits

Serves 60 Servings


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 500 grams butter
  • 5 cups self-raising flour
  • 400 grams can condensed milk


  • Preheat oven to 180°C.
  • In a large bowl, cream the sugar and butter until white and fluffy.
  • Sift in flour, and pour in condensed milk.
  • Mix to combine.
  • Roll into teaspoon size balls and place on paper lined baking tray.
  • Flatten slightly with a fork.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden.

Recipe Notes

Optional: Anything can be added to the basic mix to give variety, such as; smarties, cornflakes, sultanas, finely diced apple, cinnamon, choc chips etc. For a healthier version, use half wholemeal flour. NB: Mixture will freeze. Roll into balls, and place in container layering with non-stick paper. Thaw slightly before cooking.

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  • Pog says:

    5 stars
    First batch laced with zest from home grown lemons. Second back included a dollop of lemon curd in the top of thicker biscuits. Third lot had almond meal and essence added. Found I needed to add flour to my hands when kneeling as the dough was quite sticky.

  • Kerry says:

    5 stars
    I love this recipe, i swap part of the flour out for custard powder, creates a different flavour. this is a no fuss base and works every time.

  • Divine says:

    Perfect for a beginner🙌

  • Rhonda says:

    5 stars
    Quick, easy to make. Tasty with added ingredients – peanuts, macadamias, coconut, white choc bits, rolled in sesame seeds, any thing you like

  • June Watt says:

    I love this recipe, so quick easy and tastes yummy
    I roll in coconut an choc chips

  • Brenda says:

    5 stars
    Loved this recipe. I haven’t made biscuits in years. This recipe is a keeper. I put a little jam in before cooking. Turned out fantastic.
    Thank you for making cooking biscuits uncomplicated.

  • ZAnele Ngobese says:

    Nice one

  • Lucy says:

    5 stars
    Great recipe, I added half the sugar and it was still delicious!

  • Alison says:

    5 stars
    Absolutely delicious and so simple! Definitely a winner!

  • Bec says:

    Delicious and easy. Very versatile
    I’ve added choc chips to some, white choc and cranberries, tiny marshmallows, some peanut butter, milo
    So fun to make with the kids. Diverse mixture into bowls and make different flavours

  • Glynnis Morris says:

    5 stars
    Easy to make, delicious to taste.
    I lessened the condensed milk & added 1 x squeezed orange & grated rind & handful crushed walnuts………divine!

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