Preheat the oven 170c 150c fan gas 3. Garrabaldi s are made with dried currants a berry.
Garibaldi was the italian dictator during the first world war but i am sure the biscuit wasn t named after him probably a mr garibaldi who invented it.
Gary baldies garibaldi biscuit. Whether it s down to the chirpy name or the fact it masquerades as a healthy snack the garibaldi is a classic british biscuit that has endeared itself to the people of the united kingdom. Garibaldi biscuits are crunchy buttery cookies neither too rich nor too sweet filled with soft currant raisins sandwiched inside. The khong guan and sunsine biscuits are were made with dried grapes raisins.
I made some after suffering a terrible craving and not wanting to be gouged by vermont country store. The garibaldi biscuit consists of currants squashed and baked between two thin oblongs of biscuit dough a sort of currant sandwich. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
Bake near the centre of the oven for 12 15 minutes then cool on a wire tray and store in an airtight tin. Self raising flour salt and butter rubbed together to look like breadcrumbs breadcrumbs mixed with golden caster sugar and enough milk to make a firm dough. Chop dried fruit currants raisins sultanas or a mixture.
Every bite of these cookies has the taste of childhood. My brother used to call my father garibaldi because he was gary and bald. If you reside near a large asian supermarket you can also look for khong guan sultana biscuits which are similar but less sweet than garabaldi s.
The memory of these garibaldi biscuits was rekindled by some raisin cookies that i was baking on the fly some time last week after dinner. Garibaldi biscuits are an excellent substitute. Alongside the fig bars the imitation ding dongs and ho hos and they could not be easier to make just google garibaldi biscuit recipe.
They came out very similar to the old fashioned sunshine golden biscuits. It was probably this coincidental timing combined with garibaldi s popularity in britain that prompted carr to name his biscuit after the famous italian general and not after dead flies. Put flour and sugar into a bowl and rub in the butter lightly with the finger tips until no lumps remain then stir in the sugar.
Popular with british consumers as a snack for over 150 years the garibaldi biscuit is conventionally consumed with tea or coffee into which it may be. The biscuit mixture was easy. Cut this into 24 fingers approximately 3cm by 7cm.
The biscuits are similar to eccles cake as well as the golden raisin biscuits once made by sunshine biscuits. I rolled the dough out to form a rectangle that was roughly the 20cm x 30cm required by the recipe and sprinkled currants over one half. Beat in the egg yolk until well combined.
Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl until light and fluffy. Now place the biscuits on the baking sheet brush with a little egg white and sprinkle with granulated sugar.