These biscuits are very simple to make, versatile and easy to flavour.

100g plain flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

25g butter, cold, cut into cubes

cumin seeds and sesame seeds

1 teaspoon of tahini

flaky sea salt

Heat oven to 180C

Pop the flour, baking powder and butter in a food processor, blitz until thoroughly combined

. Add 4 tbsp water and pulse until the dough comes together. If it still feels dry, add 1 tsp more water and process until you have a soft but not sticky dough.

Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface into a rectangle approximately 50 x 25cm and as thin as possible. Brush a little water over the surface of the dough, scatter 1 tsp salt flakes over and press in lightly. Prick the dough all over with a fork, then cut into 18 squares. Place on the prepared trays – don’t worry if they stretch a bit. Bake for 10-15 mins until the biscuits feel dry and sandy but are still pale – they may still feel soft but will harden up when cooling. Transfer to a wire rack and leave until completely cool. Will keep in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Tip

If you fancy adding your own flavours, try sprinkling over a teaspoon of fennel seeds with the salt, or adding two tablespoonfuls of sesame seeds to the mix, or simply whizzing in a clove of garlic when you make the dough.


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