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Crab Apple Day and Dairy Free, Egg Free, Shortbread Biscuits

I spent all of the day dealing with the very large amount of Crab Apples that my wonderful friends gave me on Friday:

I have made jars of crab apple jelly and I saved some juice, ready for another recipe tomorrow.  I also washed, top and tailed and froze loads and loads of them, ready to use in the future.  My freezer is certainly bulging at the seams now!

Thank you again Tom and Arlene for the crab apples.  I will obviously be sending some crab apple jelly your way.

Tonight I nipped up to my allotment to pick up my shark fin melons.  I have three decent sized melons, so I’ve just got to figure out how to use them!

I put an apple in the photo so you can gauge the size of them.


At the weekend, I made some shortcake biscuits, to take with me when I visited my mum and step dad.  These biscuits are my husband’s favourite.  They taste nice if you use normal margarine and equally as nice if you use the ‘Pure Dairy Free’ Margarine. My family didn’t realise I had made them dairy free so my daughter and my sister could eat them and they all enjoyed them.

So I thought I’d post the recipe as part of my dairy free / egg free week.


Short Bread Biscuits:


250 grams of plain flour (plus a little extra for rolling)

75 grams of caster sugar (plus some to shake over the biscuits when they are cooked)

175 grams of margarine


Preheat your oven gas mark 3 / 160C / 325 F

Mix the flour and sugar into a bowl.

Rub the margarine into the flour and sugar.

Knead well and when it comes together to form a ball, put it on a floured board.

Roll the dough out, approximately ¼ inch thick.

Use a pastry cutter to make biscuit shapes.

Put the biscuits on a greased baking sheet and prick them gently with a fork.

Bake for approximately 20 minutes.

Put the cooked biscuits on a cooling tray and shake caster sugar over them while they are still warm.

I made approximately 30 biscuits using the ‘Pure Dairy Free’ Margarine and they cost me just 91p to make.  They would be even cheaper if you use normal margarine.

I tried to find a dairy free / egg free shortbread biscuit to compare them to….but I couldn’t find one.


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