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                          New Zealand Easter Spice Biscuits
 
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   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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                         ***BISCUITS***
  250      grams         self-raising flour
  120      grams         soft brown sugar
    2      teaspoons     spice mixture -- (see below)
    1      pinch         salt
  160      grams         cubed cold butter
                         ***SPICE MIX***
    2      tablespoons   ground cinnamon
      1/2  teaspoon      ground cardamom
      1/4  teaspoon      ground cloves
      1/4  teaspoon      ground ginger
    1      teaspoon      ground mixed spices
 
 * Mix together and use when required.
 
 Easter Biscuit:  Combine sugar, flour and spice mixture together.  Add the salt
 .
 Rub in the butter and mix to a firm dough.  Rest in the refrigerator for 24 
 hours.  Roll dough out on a floured surface and cut to desired shapes and sizes
 .
 Cook at 160 C for 20-25 minutes.  Leave to cool on baking racks.  Sprinkle with
  
 icing sugar if desired.  
 
 Easter Strawberry Shortcakes:  To make Easter strawberry shortcakes place halve
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 strawberries and whipped cream on two biscuits.  Stack them and top with a plai
 n
 biscuit.