Recipes from Guernsey: Guernsey Biscuits

Recipes from Guernsey

Guernsey Biscuits

Country: Guernsey
Course: Bread
Makes: about 18 biscuits


  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 5 tsp active dry yeast
  • 2 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 stick butter (Guernsey butter is traditional)
  • 1 cup warm milk (Guernsey milk is traditional)
  • 2 1/2 tsp sugar


  1. Sift the flour together with the salt. In a separate bowl, cream the butter with the sugar and the yeast. Add the warm milk and let stand for 10 minutes to give the yeast time to become active.
  2. Add the flour and knead.
  3. Let the dough rise in a warm place for about an hour and a half, then transfer to a floured surface and punch down. Separate into balls or cut with a biscuit cutter.
  4. Transfer to a greased baking sheet and let rise in a warm place for another 20 minutes or so.
  5. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden.