Undertaker's Biscuits

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"Have a seat, my lord. I've got a batch of biscuits still fresh from the oven." - Undertaker

Some of my readers have asked why Undertaker enjoys dog biscuits. To tell the truth, I don't think he eats dog biscuits at all! I think his favorite snack is based on white funeral biscuits (or cookies in America) that were popular in Victorian times.

These biscuits (or a variation thereof) were served at funerals as part of a mourning tradition, and sometimes were made in the shape of bones. They're more spiced than sweet, so you may enjoy them better with golden power icing if you've got a sweet tooth.

No cake flour? You can substitute 3 cups cake flour with 2 5/8 cups all purpose flour sifted with 3/8 cup cornstarch.

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How to Make The Undertaker's Biscuits

— Ingredients —

cake flour
3 cups cake flour
baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
butter
1/2 cup butter
softened
granulated sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
nutmeg
1 teaspoon nutmeg
milk
1/2 cup milk

— Instructions —

  1. In a medium bowl, mix 2 cups of the cake flour with the baking soda.
  2. In a separate, large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Mix in nutmeg.
  3. Alternate adding milk and the flour mixture to the large bowl while carefully stirring.
  4. Gently mix in remaining flour to form a dough.
  5. Cover and refrigerate until well-chilled (at least 2 hours; preferably overnight).
  6. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (163 degrees C).
  7. Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface (1/4-inch thick).
  8. Cut dough using a bone-shaped cookie cutter (or a knife).
  9. Place each biscuit on an ungreased baking sheet.
  10. Bake until lightly golden (about 18-20 minutes). Serve with tea.

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