Saturday, 26 January 2013

Retro Valentine Biscuits

Ladies and gentlemen, to complete this recipe I'm assuming you have your SAWA 71, kitchen aid, languishing somewhere in a kitchen cupboard. I purchased my SAWA 71 from the Ideal Home Exhibition in the early 70's.  The SAWA was originally manufactured in Lessebo, Sweden. It is a kitchen tool for baking press cookies, biscuits and cakes. It can also be used for making meringues and other thick batter pastries. 

I'm sure Nigella has one tucked away in her kitchen! Amazon sell similar biscuit makers from £8.72.

Preparation time 20 minutes plus baking.


  1. 250g unsalted butter
  2. 125g icing sugar sieved
  3. 375g plain flour sieved
  4. Vanilla paste - 1/2 tspn
  5. Pinch of salt
  6. Milk Chocolate for decoration

  1. Cream butter and sugar and work to soft pliable dough with the flour. I would do this part in a food processor if you have one.
  2. Roll the dough into the shape of the biscuit maker. To ensure best results warm up the dough with your hands.
  3. Press any selected shapes straight on to a cold and lightly greased baking sheet.
  4. Bake at 170 in a fan oven (gas 5-6) until just turning golden brown.
  5. Allow to cool on a cooling tray.
  6. Once the biscuits are cool dip or drizzle each biscuit with chocolate.
Get Pressing!

Allow to cool before adding chocolate.


  1. These look tasty, thanks for sharing! :)

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  2. Laurie, thanks for the follow! These biscuits are delicious.