These Trio Biscuits are very light, soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. They’re nice and thick and really easy to make. You can make them as small or as large as you like.
My family love them (and so do I!) They are also very economical, as no butter is needed. Instead, they are made with vegetable oil as in the old days it was much easier to find than butter. They are ideal to make for children’s birthday parties as you can make all kinds of fun shapes. I use three different cutter shapes, and this is why I called them Trio Biscuits! I also make them to take to a dear elderly lady friend of mine who lives on her own – she really loves them as she can keep them for well over a week.
You can freeze them should you wish. In North Africa these are known as Halwet Ettabaa biscuits. Everyone makes them a little differently but I like my version best because they are lighter. They are also made on celebration days such as l’aid which is the last day of fasting (Ramadan) and also for weddings.
You should treat them as scones really – in fact, they are even lighter than scones. They don’t like too much flour or handling. The secret to make them light and crispy and soft inside is not to over work it. I do hope you will enjoy making them as much as I do.