F1 Bake Off – Round 14 – Italian GP

Italy! The home of pizza, pasta, gelato and many, many scrummy sweet treats.

I really was spoilt for choice this week, but I decided to keep things super simple.

Seeing as I haven’t made biscuits since Australia, way back in March, I thought it would be a change and I’d also found a fab recipe for ‘Italian Breakfast Cookies’, which apparently are just the thing to dunk in to your morning latte!

Using a recipe I found on a wonderful website called ‘An Italian in my kitchen‘ I set about making these cookies:

Italian Breakfast Cookies


  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 80g sugar + extra for rolling
  • 60g milk (remove from fridge 30 minutes before)
  • 50g vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 289g plain flour + 1 tablespoon for the kneading
  • pinch salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder


  1. Pre-heat oven to 180C / 160 Fan / 350F / Gas Mark 4.
  2. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Combine the flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl and set aside.
  4. Into another bowl beat together egg and sugar until light and frothy.
  5. Add milk, oil and vanilla and beat well.
  6. Add flour mixture a little at a time and mix with a wooden spoon (do not beat).
  7. Remove the dough to a lightly floured flat surface and knead gently until combined. (Dough will be slightly sticky so don’t over flour.)
  8. Remove pieces of dough to form into oblong shapes (approximately 2-2 1/2″ x 3/4″ – 6 1/2 x 2 centimeters)
  9. Roll in granulated sugar and place on parchment paper lined baking sheets.
  10. Bake for approximately 10-15 minutes.
  11. Cool and enjoy!


  • I used brown sugar to make the dough and rolled the biscuits in granulated sugar
  • The dough does stay sticky to the touch, but not sticky enough that it sticks to your hands
  • I cooked the biscuits for 15 minutes

These were super simple to make and taste rather nice. To spice them up, I might, next time, roll them in cinnamon sugar, to give them an extra bite of taste.


Enjoy the biscuits 😉

See you in Singapore.



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