Spiced mocha biscuit bars

    Here's something out of the ordinary - spicy treacle biscuits with a hint of coffee are baked in long strips then cut into bars after baking.

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    Serves: 42 

    • 100g (4 oz) butter
    • 200g (7 oz) caster sugar
    • 100g (4 oz) treacle
    • 1 egg
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 100ml (4 fl oz) warm coffee
    • 375g (13 oz) plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 150g (5 oz) sultanas

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:32min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4. Grease baking trays.
    2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Stir in the treacle and egg. Dissolve the bicarbonate of soda in warm coffee; stir into the treacle mixture. Combine the flour, salt, cinnamon and cloves; Gradually stir into the batter. Mix in sultanas. Form dough into 4 long strips lengthwise on the baking trays.
    3. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool for 5 minutes on the baking trays, then cut each strip into bars while still warm.

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