These super easy Fork Biscuits are a wonderful treat to enjoy with tea, coffee, or as a stand-alone dessert! Plus, they're a perfect beginner baked item with only 3-ingredients and no special equipment needed!
1cupself-rising flour(or use 1 cup all-purpose flour + 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder - see notes)
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Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
In a medium to a large mixing bowl, beat the softened 7 tablespoons of butter until smooth and creamy.
Add the sugar and beat into the softened butter until well combined (creamed).
Add ¾ cup of the self-rising flour and combine using a spatula. Your dough will be pretty firm at this point, so gradually work in the remaining flour a bit at a time. *I used an amount that was just shy of the 1 cup of flour.
Portion out the dough into small walnut-sized balls and roll them until smooth and round. Place the dough onto your prepared baking sheet with 2 inches of spacing between each ball of dough.
Use a wet fork and make one imprint across the top of the balls to press them down about halfway. Repeat with each ball of dough.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 15-18 minutes or until the cookies are a very pale golden color with a light brown footing.
Remove the cookies when done and allow them to cool on the baking sheet for 2-3 minutes, then transfer them to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
*Recipe adapted to US measurements from Mary Berry's My Kitchen table: 100 Sweet Treats and Puds.To make your own self-rising (self-raising) flour, measure out 1 ½ teaspoons of baking powder then finish filling 1 cup with all-purpose flour. Whisk the flour and baking powder together thoroughly before using the homemade self-rising flour in a recipe.Store your baked fork biscuits in an airtight container for up to a week.