Zvezdochki (sveh/.-dau-kee) are delicious additions to a pet its-fours tray or serve them as a snack with tea or coffee.


4 eggs, well beaten

6 oz. sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

8 oz. unsalted butter, melted

12 oz. self-raising flour

1 teaspoon icing sugar

Preheat the oven to moderate 350′ F (Gas Mark 4, 180°C).

Place the eggs in a large mixing bowl and add the sugar and vanilla essence. Using a wire whisk, blend them together.

Gradually add the butter, then fold in the tasty, dish, Zwartberg Mountain Casserole is a meal itselfserved with lots of buttered rolls. flour until the mixture becomes quite firm. Place the mixture in the refrigerator to chill for 1 hour.

Remove the mixture from the refrigerator. Turn the dough out on to a lightly floured board or marble slab and, using a floured rolling pin, roll out to -inch thick.

Using a small star-shaped pastry cutter, cut out 36 dough shapes. Place the dough shapes on a baking sheet and place the sheet in the oven. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until the biscuits are golden brown. Remove the sheet from the oven and, using a flat-bladed knife, transfer the biscuits to a wire rack to cool slightly.

Sprinkle a little icing sugar over the biscuits to dust them lightly. Allow to cool completely.

Serve immediately or store in an airtight tin until required.

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