You may know about the masses of marmalade I made, and the cake I made with it. Well, I wondered what it would be like in a biscuit. It turns out that marmalade is very nice in a biscuit. It adds a bitter depth that is really quite addictive. I know, I know, I really shouldn’t eat three with one cup of tea (again!).
You could chop up the pieces of peel if you like, but I didn’t because I wanted to enjoy the chunkiness in the biscuit. If you really wanted to spoil yourself you could add 50g (2oz) of chopped chocolate into the mix as well.
100g (4oz) softened butter
75g (3oz) light brown sugar
3 tbsp marmalade
125g (5oz) spelt flour (or you could use wholemeal or plain)
50g (2oz) ground almonds
25g (1oz) cocoa powder
2 tsp baking powder
Beat the butter and the sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and beat again until well combined. Stir in the marmalade. Add the flour, almonds, cocoa and baking powder and stir until it forms a stiff dough.
Place spoonfuls of the mixture onto a greased or non stick baking sheet (you will probably need two). Place in a preheated oven at 180°c, gas mark 4, or the Baking Oven of the Aga for 10-12 minutes until they are firm on the top. Leave to cool on the tin for a couple of minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.