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    Calling all seniors! Discover the joy of baking with our delightful easy biscuit recipe, specially designed for you. With simple ingredients and senior-friendly instructions, this fun activity will fill your kitchen with happiness. Create cherished memories as you roll out the dough and share delicious treats with friends. Unleash your inner baker, spread smiles, and savor the sweet nostalgia. Let’s bond over baking and make every moment count!

    Senior eating biscuit

    No need to worry about complicated techniques! Whether you’re an experienced baker or a first-timer, our instructions are designed to be senior-friendly, making sure you’ll have a blast in the kitchen. The best part? You’ll have the opportunity to share your delicious creations with your friends and loved ones

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    Easy Biscuit Recipe for Seniors

    • 80 grams of soft butter
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 100 grams of sugar (1/2 cup)
    • 1 egg
    • 65 ml milk
    • 320 grams of wheat flour (1+2/3 cups +1 tbsp)
    • 1.5 teaspoons baking powder


    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

    2. In a bowl or food processor, add butter, vanilla essence, plain flour, baking powder, and raw sugar. You can use a food processor to blitz the mixture, or if you prefer a hands-on approach, manually rub the ingredients into the butter with your fingertips until it becomes crumbly. Both methods work just as well!

    Biscuit Mixture

    3. Now, add the egg and water to the mixture. If using a food processor, blitz the mixture again until a smooth dough forms. Alternatively, you can mix the ingredients with a wooden spoon until the dough comes together.

    Biscuit Mixture with egg
    Biscuit Dough

    4. Cover the dough with cling wrap and place it in the refrigerator to chill for 15-20 minutes. Chilling the dough will make it easier to work with and will result in better-shaped biscuits.

    Wrapping dough

    5. Once the dough has chilled, take it out of the refrigerator and flour a board. Roll out the dough until it’s around 4mm thick. Seniors may need some assistance with this step, so be sure to lend a helping hand.

    Rolling chilled dough
    Forming cookies

    6. Bake the biscuits in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until they turn golden brown. Keep an eye on them to avoid overcooking.

    Preparing to bake biscuits
    Bakes biscuits

    There you have it – a simple and scrumptious biscuit recipe perfect for seniors and aged care centers. Baking these biscuits will not only fill the air with a delightful aroma but also create lasting memories and moments of joy. Whether it’s for tea time or a special treat, these easy biscuits are sure to bring smiles to the faces of seniors and brighten their day. Happy baking!

    An Exciting Invitation!

    We also have an exciting invitation for all our talented senior bakers! Are you ready to elevate your biscuit baking to a whole new level of fun and creativity? Click here to explore an more fun and easy way on how to style your biscuits before baking. Unleash your inner artist and discover delightful techniques to create eye-catching designs and shapes that will make your biscuits stand out.

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