Raisin pine nut biscuits are the perfect accompaniment for tea or after-dinner treat with a glass of dessert wine. These two-bite cookies are made with a flavourful combination of maize flour, raisins, pine nuts, and hints of lemon and vanilla. #cookie #biscuit #cornflour #bakingrecipe #foodgift | countryhillcottage.com

Raisin pine nut biscuits are the perfect accompaniment for tea, and you can also serve the biscuits after-dinner with a glass of Vin Santo or another dessert wine. These two-bite treats are made with a flavourful combination of maize flour, raisins, pine nuts, and hints of lemon and vanilla. The pine nuts roast while baking and create a rich nutty flavour. The recipe doesn’t contain much sugar as the raisins provide plenty of sweetness without being overwhelming. The maize flour creates a nice golden colour and gives these Italian-inspired biscuits a mellow and slightly gritty texture. Bake up a lot and enjoy!

Raisin pine nut biscuits are the perfect accompaniment for tea or after-dinner treat with a glass of dessert wine. These two-bite cookies are made with a flavourful combination of maize flour, raisins, pine nuts, and hints of lemon and vanilla. #cookie #biscuit #cornflour #bakingrecipe #foodgift | countryhillcottage.com
Raisin pine nut biscuits are the perfect accompaniment for tea or after-dinner treat with a glass of dessert wine. These two-bite cookies are made with a flavourful combination of maize flour, raisins, pine nuts, and hints of lemon and vanilla. #cookie #biscuit #cornflour #bakingrecipe #foodgift | countryhillcottage.com
Raisin pine nut biscuits are the perfect accompaniment for tea or after-dinner treat with a glass of dessert wine. These two-bite cookies are made with a flavourful combination of maize flour, raisins, pine nuts, and hints of lemon and vanilla. #cookie #biscuit #cornflour #bakingrecipe #foodgift | countryhillcottage.com

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Raisin pine nut biscuits are the perfect accompaniment for tea or after-dinner treat with a glass of dessert wine. These two-bite cookies are made with a flavourful combination of maize flour, raisins, pine nuts, and hints of lemon and vanilla. #cookie #biscuit #cornflour #bakingrecipe #foodgift | countryhillcottage.com
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Raisin Pine Nut Biscuits

Prep Time: 30 min

Baking Time: 15 – 18 min

Yields: 40 – 50 biscuits

We used caster sugar, which is finer than granulated sugar, and cake flour, a very finely milled type of flour, to give the raisin pine nut biscuits a crumbly and mellow texture, but granulated sugar and all-purpose flour work fine as well. Download and print the recipe below.

Ingredients

  • 100 g (2/3 cup) raisins
  • 170 ml (3/4 cup) water, boiled and cooled to room temperature
  • 400 g (3 2/3 cups) maize flour, sifted (corn flour)
  • 200 g (2 cups) cake flour, sifted (Alternatively use all-purpose flour.)
  • 150 g (2/3 cup) caster sugar (Granulated sugar is fine as well.)
  • 150 g (2/3 cup) unsalted butter, melted, plus some extra to grease the baking tray (sheet)
  • finely grated zest of 1 organic lemon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 100 g (3/4 cup) pine nuts
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) milk

Instructions

1) Plump the raisins

Add the raisins and 170 ml (3/4 cup) water into a small mixing bowl. Make sure the raisins are fully submerged in the water and let soak for 30 minutes. Using a slotted spoon or small colander, drain the raisins after 30 minutes.

Tip: If preferred, soak the raisins in rum or brandy instead of water.

 

2) Preheat the oven

Preheat the oven to 175°C (350°F / gas mark 4). Grease to baking trays (sheets) with melted butter or vegetable oil.

 

3) Mix the biscuit dough

Put the maize flour (corn flour) and cake flour into a large mixing bowl and form a well in the middle. Add the sugar, melted butter, vanilla extract, grated lemon zest, and salt into the centre of the well. Knead until well combined.

 

4) Add the raisins and pine nuts

Incorporate the drained raisins and pine nuts into the dough. Add the milk, one tablespoon at a time, and knead until the dough is soft and pliable. The quantity of milk required can vary, and you may not have to use all of the liquid.

 

5) Bake the biscuits

Roll heaped tablespoons of dough into balls and flatten each ball. Place on the prepared baking tray (sheet), spacing the biscuits approximately 2.5 cm (1 in) apart. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 18 minutes, or golden around the edges. Them remove the biscuits from the oven and allow to cool on a cooling rack.

Storage & Shelf Life

You can keep the raisin pine nut biscuits stored in an airtight container for up to a week, but we doubt they’ll even last that long.

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