Kidspot Kitchen

Kidspot Kitchen

Squashed fly biscuits recipe

These squashed fly biscuits are really currants sandwiched between crunchy cinnamon biscuit. The kids will try them just because they have a great name! Find more on Kidspot New Zealand.



  • 1 2/3 cups plain flour
  • 80g butter
  • 1/3 cup caster sugar
  • 80ml milk
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon sugar
  • 2/3 cups currants
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten


In a food processor, process flour, sugar and butter together until it resembles bread crumbs. Add the milk and process until it forms a soft dough. Wrap the dough in cling film and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 180°C.

Roll the dough to a 30cm square on a lightly floured surface. Divide it in half and place half on a sheet of baking paper.

Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar over the half and evenly distribute the currants.

Place the other half on top and roll over firmly with a rolling pin. It's fine if some currants are poking through the pastry.

Score into 16 rectangles and brush with beaten egg.

Bake for 12-15 minutes. Slice into rectangles.


This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.